Matt Hibbard

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ABOUT ME

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MEET MATT

CFO and mentor with a passion for building and scaling innovative and high growth technology companies.

 
 

Public and private company CFO with a passion for building and scaling innovative and high growth technology companies. Experience leading two successful IPO’s, raising VC financings and structuring various debt instruments of more than $200 million. Broad range experience in both B2B and B2C SAAS companies in marketplace, fintech and cyber security industries. Proven leader for finance, accounting, investor relations, human resources, corporate development, business operations and business analytics functions at companies from their start-up phase to being profitable and publicly traded. Demonstrated ability to add strategic value through various initiatives at the board and leadership teams while establishing and managing all aspects of finance, human resources and business operations. 

 
 

A FEW OF MY INTERESTS

FinanciaL AND Economic Trends

Finance and economics has a subjective element to it rooted in logic. However it can be measured through quantification. Matt has had the opportunity to focus a significant portion of his career in this area. Using quantifiable measurements and thoughtful open dialogue helps to steer companies in the right direction and allows teams to understand market risks ahead.

Innovation

Matt believes the innovation of new technologies, even when disrupting more established institutions, is extremely important for continued economic development; particularly in developing countries competing with globalization. He has a passion to be a part of creating and scaling new technological growth companies whether as an advisor or in a leadership role. 

 

tENNIS

Matt has aways had a competitive side to him. He started playing tennis competitively at the age of seven. Since then through college he trained an average of three-four hours a day becoming nationally ranked at a young age, and later receiving a scholarship at a NCAA division one college. Tennis brought many ups and downs and taught him the importance of dedication, humility and fortitude.

Philosophy

Matt enjoys reading or talking about anything philosophy related. Whether it was reading Karl Popper’s Philosophy of Science or Alan Watts’ Wisdom of Insecurity; the search for truth and it’s related dialogue has always been a passion of his. Matt is a philosopher at heart and attempts to view life through that perspective. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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EXPERIENCE

 
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2018-present

AUSTIN, TX

Chief Financial Officer

Lifesize has been a global leader in video collaboration, delivering high-quality solutions designed to bring people together for over a decade. Lifesize combines a cloud-based videoconferencing experience, with easy-to-use devices that are designed for any conference roomso you can connect to anyone, anywhere. Tens of thousands of organizations around the worlduse Lifesize.


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2015-2018

San Francisco, CA

 

 

Chief Financial Officer

Distil Networks is a global leader in protecting web & mobile applications and API's from malicious bots and automated attacks resulting in problems such as denial of service, online fraud and content scraping. Distil allows customers to accurately understand their traffic and detect automated attacks in real time and then provide mitigation options. 

• Raised over $40m in venture capital and debt financings
• Responsible for finance, human resources, legal and information technology operations including finance, accounting, tax, business analytics, corporate development, recruiting, investor relations and security
• Led two end-to-end acquisitions integrating the target operations, expanding product offerings and customer revenue by more than 15%
• Built teams to scale for company growth in revenue and headcount in six locations globally


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2011- 2015

San Francisco, CA

 

Chief Financial Officer

A leading digital money transfer provider that enables consumers to send money to and pay bills for family and friends around the world in a secure, fast, and cost-effective way.

• Successful IPO in Feb 2013; 59% increase from its offering price of $16
• Responsible for finance operations including finance, accounting, tax, internal audit, business analytics, investor relations, and human resources
• Built out teams to scale for a successful IPO and public company readiness
• Led an end-to-end international acquisition, integrating its operations, expanding product offerings and technology hiring synergies
• Promotion from Vice President of Finance to Chief Financial Officer


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2007- 2011

San Francisco, CA

 

Controller

The world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations. The OpenTable network connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping restaurants deliver personalized hospitality to keep guests coming back.

• Successful IPO in May 2009; 45% increase from $20 offering price
• Responsible for finance, accounting, treasury, equity and sec reporting
• Built from scratch international finance and accounting supporting seven locations globally
• Established financial systems, processes and hiring plan to scale for a successful IPO and public company           readiness
• Led an end-to-end acquisition integrating its operations, increasing the global customer base by 30%
• Promotions from Senior Manager to Senior Director


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2000 - 2007

San Francisco, CA


Manager

Ernst & Young is member of the Big Four accountancy firms, offering assurance, advisory assurance, tax assurance and transaction advisory services.

• Three year rotation in Zurich supporting U.S. publicly traded companies and related M&A transactions
• Company sizes ranged from pre-IPO start ups to public companies over $20 billion market capitalization
• Industry focus included technology, biotechnology, manufacturing, and retail
• Promotions from Staff, Senior to Manager

 

EDUCATION 

1999

St Mary’s College of California

Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and Accounting 1999

NCAA division one tennis scholarship 


 
 
 
 
 

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SPEAKING AND ADVISING

 

mATT Provides consultations to investment banks, hedge funds and private equity companies interested in investing in certain fintech, cyber security and market place businesses. Discussions include MaCRo market trends, competitive dynamics and unit economics surrounding the business models.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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CONTACT

 

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