Matthew M. Gardner

Senior Vice President at Technology Council

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Last Updated 2/27/2017

General Information

Employment History

California Business Incubation Alliance

Economic Development, Government Relations Partner  - Levine Media Group

Principal  - Gardner Economics LLC

Chief Economist  - Windermere

Editor of the Central Puget Sound Real Estate Research Report  - Washington State University

Economist  - MBA of King and Snohomish County


B.A.  - Economics & English , Saint John's College

Bachelor of Arts  - Political Science , University of San Diego

Master of Arts  - History , University of San Diego

advanced degree  - economics , 

degree  - Economics , Oxford University

graduate degree  - Econometrics , London School of Economics

undergraduate degree  - Economics , Oxford University


Senior Advisor  - BayBio

Board Member  - TECNA

Board of Trustees  - Washington Center for Real Estate Research

Advisory Board Member for the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies  - University of Washington

Chief Economist  - Windermere Real Estate Services Co

Program Advisor  - Prospect Silicon Valley

Board of Trustees  - University of Washington Center for Real Estate Research

Chair of the Board of Trustees  - Washington State University Center for Real Estate Research

Regional Liaison  - Biotechnology Industry Organization

Member  - American Association for the Advancement of Science

Member  - American Society of Association Executives

Board Member  - Alameda County Workforce Investment Board

Advisory Boards  - UC Davis

Member  - Pacific Real Estate Institute

Member of the Founding Global Board of Advisors  - Patent

Charter Member  - LA Morning Rotary Club

Advisory Boards  - University of Maryland College Park

Board Member  - Center for Healthcare Innovation

BBA Corporate Member  - University of San Francisco Graduate Business Association

Board Member  - Seeding Labs

Member  - Economic History Association

Member  - World Affairs Council

Board Member  - Building Industry Association of Washington

Member  - International Schumpeter Society

Biotechnology Advisory Board  - California Commission for Economic Development

Member  - Urban Land Institute's Technical Assistance Panel

Member  - American Political Science Association

Member  - American Historical Association

Member of the Global  - founding

Member of the Board of Advisors  - Global

Advisory Board Member  - Runstad Center

Founder  - CALifeScience

Founder and Chair of the Life Science Advisory Boards  - House of Representatives

Web References  

ALA Silicon Valley Chapter - Meeting/Event Information

Speaker:Matt Gardner is Senior Advisor to the Bay Area Council, where he leads the Bay Area Council's engagement with industry on cybersecurity.
Matt was recently a Senior Vice President at TechAmerica, and served as Managing Director of the San Francisco office for the MSL division of the Publicis Groupe. Prior to that, Matt was President and CEO of BayBio, where he led an organizational transformation resulting in expanded industry engagement in the community and with government. He is a frequent advisor to other regions, states and nations on the best practices of building innovation clusters. He has spoken on these topics from the Netherlands to Australia. Matt has had the privilege of serving as founder and chair of the life science advisory boards to two members of the United States Congress (Lee, CA 9, Speier CA 12). He also serves on advisory boards for two Tier One research universities, the University of California at Davis and the University of Maryland College Park. He serves on the Alameda County Workforce Investment Board. Matt has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco, in the Graduate School of Management. He is an occasional contributor and special correspondent to the weekly radio program Tech Nation, heard on NPR, SiriusXM, and in more than 170 countries through American Forces Radio.

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Matt Gardner
Board Director California Technology Council Matt brings together backgrounds in economic development, nonprofit management and startups in his approach to building the CTC. Prior to the CTC, Matt was a senior VP at TechAmerica. In his role as President and Chief Executive of BayBio, Matt served in one of the most visible roles of public leadership in the life science industry in the world. His career in nonprofits began at the Technology Council of Maryland. Previously, Matt was the North American Director of Business Development for the government of Queensland, Australia. Matt's work included biopartnering campaigns, capital formation programs and participation in policy teams ranging from economic diversification in primary economies to venture financing. While serving Queensland, he founded and chaired of the Queensland-United States Bioscience Business Council.

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Continuing on the Board as Directors are: Tom Hopcroft, president and chief executive officer, Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC); Jay Larsen, president and founder, Idaho Technology Council; Richard Nelson, president and CEO, Utah Technology Council; Kathy Knight, CEO, Information and Communication Technologies Association of Manitoba; Doug Robertson, president and CEO, Venn Innovation Inc.; Matt Gardner, CEO, California Technology Council (CTC).; and Margaret Anderson Kelliher, president & CEO, Minnesota High Tech Association.

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