Matt is the Founder and CEO of KOLOSSAL. Matt is a fellow of the Explorers Club, a marine scientist, technology enthusiast, and conservationist. For over 12+ years he has worked in ocean exploration and conservation as a staff researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, a marine scientist at ocean conservation group Oceana, Director of the Ocean Initiative at the XPRIZE Foundation, and was the CEO of EnVest. Alongside KOLOSSAL he works with ocean and climate investing funds. At the helm of Kolossal they became one of 20 candidate groups for the 2018 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Prize - Kolossal was the Grand Prize winner for the Con X Tech Prize for prototyping a deep sea camera system.
He has a Masters in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD and a Bachelors in Environmental Studies from Miami University.