has more than 20 years experience in public and financial relations, counseling both U.S. and international companies.
He is president of the U.S. operations and is a specialist in corporate positioning and reputation management.
Expertise includes crisis communications, merger and acquisition activity, initial public offerings, and the establishment of investor relations programs for companies in a variety of industries.
Currently, Matthew provides corporate and/or issues management counsel to a range of clients, including, Swiss Re, Charles Schwab & Company, Getty Images, Samsung, Starbucks and UPS.
In 1996, he managed crisis communications for Odwalla, Inc. during a recall of their apple juice throughout seven states and British Columbia.
Based on the work for Odwalla, Matthew was awarded the Silver Anvil for Crisis Communications from The Public Relations Society of America.
This program also received the Silver Anvil for "Best Communications Program for 1996" and the International Public Relations Association's
Prior to joining the San Francisco office, Matthew was vice president and director of Investor Relations in Edelman's New York Corporate and Financial Communications divisions.
In New York, he
counseled Fleet Financial Corp.
, Visa International, Fleet Mortgage, Medco, Perkin-Elmer, American Medical Response, Inc.
, The Putnam Companies, and other financial services and industrial companies.
Previously, he was with an international financial communications consultancy, where as vice president, he managed investor relations and corporate communications programs for U.S. and non-U.S. companies, including Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, The Zweig Funds, Alliance Capital and Nestle.
Matthew holds a Bachelor of Arts (English literature) from Denison University and is a member of the National Investor Relations Institute and the Public Relations Society of America.
He is a board member of the New York Harbor Conservancy and the Classic Stage Company.
family live in Bronxville, New York.
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