Matt's career spans the US Army, US Secret Service and US Foreign Service. His most recent public role was as President of the US-ASEAN Business Council. Here, his responsibilities included conducting business missions to meet with senior leaders of the major Southeast Asian Economies, assisting American firms to engage with Government officials and helping them understand political risk.
As Deputy Assistant Secretary at the US Department of State (2001-2004), Matt supervised the conduct of relations with 11 Southeast Asian and 12 Pacific States. His other State Department roles included Member of the Policy Planning Staff, and Deputy Special Representative for Dayton Peace Accords, where he implemented aspects of the Accords dealing with international civilian police, apprehension of war criminals, and employment of NATO forces. Matt's knowledge of ASEAN affairs is of significant import to the strategic development of New Century's work in this region.