Matthew co-founded ClearRidge with Bruce in 2008. Prior to moving to the U.S. and becoming an American citizen, Matthew managed the derivatives trading division of an investment banking, fund management and securities firm in London, England. Business ventures also took him from England to Paris, France working for Group Bull, a leading European information technology company.
Matthew’s merger and acquisition experience includes telecom, aerospace, manufacturing, distribution, pipeline services and construction, oilfield services, plastics, chemicals, professional services, pet products, engineering, energy services, turnarounds, systems integration, fire suppression, software, building supplies, healthcare, food processing, agriculture and waste management.
Matthew is Chairman of the Foundation of First Presbyterian Church, Past Chairman of the Board of the Rotary Club of Tulsa and a former Trustee of the Foundation. He is Past-President of the Oklahoma Chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, and member of the Board of Visitors of Holland Hall. He also writes a regular column (for the past 11 years) for the Journal Record, Oklahoma’s business newspaper.
Matthew is a Certified Merger and Acquisition Advisor and a federal and state registered investment banker. He holds Series 62, 63 and 79 securities licenses and is a registered investment banking agent with M&A Securities Group, Inc., member FINRA/SiPC. Matthew earned a Double Honors Degree in Management Economics and French from the University of Leeds, England.
Matthew enjoys tennis, golf, paddle boarding, boating, snow skiing and most of all spending time with his wife and three children.