Matt believes that no matter where you come from, anyone armed with a great idea – and a bottomless well of determination – can go the distance. He grew up dirt poor in Queens with nothing except the desire and ingenuity to escape poverty as quickly as possible. His unconventional plan took him from GED to Fordham Law, from peddling fresh flowers on street corners at age 13 to the youngest press secretary in New York City history, managing the global response to 9/11. At every turn Matt had to summon his personal conviction: that you can will anything into existence so long as you have a plan and limitless persistence.

Now an investor, founder and Guest Shark – Matt's personal journey to success appeals to investors and entrepreneurs alike. His message: "It's not about where you began; it's where you end up and how much distance you covered."

Book Matt for your next conference by contacting Zach Nadler at or (917)386-8210.


  • April 25, 2019

    For Creators by Creators at Civic Hall

    New York, NY