Matt brings over 20 years of financial industry experience to Innovation Shares with 6 1/2 years spent at BlackRock as a Director in a sales and strategy role within the iShares ETF business. During his tenure at iShares, the firm launched over 150 ETFs. Prior to BlackRock he had his own consulting venture, Lone Bison Partners, which focused on strategic development opportunities for smaller companies in the U.S. energy industry. Before striking out on his own, Matt was a Managing Director & Partner at VDM Specialists, a NYSE market-making firm, where he was responsible for corporate client relations and trading research. His Wall Street career started at UBS Warburg, initially in equity research, followed by a role in institutional equity sales covering asset manager and hedge fund clients. He graduated from Boston College's Carroll School of Management with a double concentration in Finance and Marketing.