Matt served 20 years as an officer in the United States Army, where he specialized in defense procurement. At the U.S. Embassy in Prague, Czech Republic he worked with universities and government research laboratories to identify and fund technologies of interest for the Department of Defense. He successfully led the effort to open the Office of Naval Research-Prague, which supports science and technology collaboration across Central and Eastern Europe and worked closely with the Office of Naval Research-Global in Singapore. He has extensive Middle Eastern experience, administering high dollar value contracts for major defense programs in the Arabian Gulf region. Matt is a graduate of the University of Iowa and holds a Master of Business Administration from Webster University. He is working with Signifi Solutions of Toronto, Canada to test an automated, over-the-counter pharmacy kiosk business concept at the Kansas City International Airport. Matt is honing his early-stage entrepreneurial skills in Kansas City’s Kauffman FastTrac Program. He is also exploring market opportunities for newly improved hydrokinetic and solar technologies.