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Matthew Taylor is global commercial leader and corporate M&A veteran turned venture investor.  He has owned global P&Ls, built game changing strategies, redefined corporate cultures, and changed the trajectories of unprofitable businesses. Successful tracks in global sales management, corporate development, M&A, and finance leadership define his twelve years of corporate experience. Matthew ran global sales/marketing and corporate development/M&A teams as apart of Freudenberg Group, a $10B, 48,000 person vertically integrated global manufacturer.  Prior to that, he supervised commercial finance teams at Freudenberg and Shionogi, Inc., a global pharmaceutical company. In total, he has led sales/marketing and corporate development teams of 90 people, owned P&Ls of $162M, reported directly to corporate boards, and managed all financial operations of a $750M, 800-person organization. He understands what it takes to build teams and products and bring them to market successfully.  

Matthew holds a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. He also received two Bachelor of Science degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology, one in Economics and one in Business Administration. He is passionate for non-profit causes. Matthew was President of the Georgia Tech Chicago Alumni Network from 2014 to 2016, and Vice President and Treasurer from 2012 to 2014. Under his leadership, the organization established their first ever endowment, and founded four annual scholarships for Chicago-land students to attend Georgia Tech.

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