Matthew co-founded ClearRidge with Bruce in 2008 and has a range of investment banking experience in the U.S. and previous investment and trading experience in London, England. 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. Matthew’s last deal in England was with his wife, a Tulsa girl, who wanted to move back home. Business ventures also took him from England to Paris, France working for Group Bull, a leading European information technology company.
Matthew’s business transaction experience includes manufacturing, distribution, aerospace, pipeline services, oilfield services, plastics, chemicals, professional services, pet products, engineering, telecommunications, midstream energy services, flare and combustion, turnarounds and maintenance, systems integration, software, building supplies, food processing, agriculture and waste management.
Matthew is 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, former Vice Chair of the Board and Active Trustee of First Presbyterian Church, a Board member of Lee Elementary School Foundation and Board of Visitors of Holland Hall. He also writes a regular column (for the past 9 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, paddle boarding, boating, snow skiing and most of all spending time with his wife and three children.