As Omera’s co-founder, Matt drives both the vision and success of the business alongside co-founder Ciaran Donovan, whilst remaining one of Australia’s leading C-suite search and selection professionals.
Matt has an innate ability to enable clients to find greatness by understanding their preferred cultural and values fits. Applying these beyond the traditional role requirements to uncover diverse, extraordinary leaders is one of the key reasons he is genuinely great at what he does.
Empathetic, hands-on, unflinchingly loyal and one of the genuinely positive people you will ever meet, clients and candidates know that he represents all parties with passion and integrity. This extends to his ability to have frank and fearless discussions where his commitment to doing the right thing by all is non-negotiable.
Matt and co-founder Ciaran are proud of building a team comprised of the best talent from a diverse array of the senior executive search profession, across the specialist partners, research, and administration. Leveraging their impressive collective of skills allows Matt to bring together ambitious clients and inspirational, commercially driven leaders.
“Finding greatness elevates what we do from the transactional to the emotive, and when it’s found it changes the lives of families, drives the economy through greater shareholder returns, and for our NFP clients, creates better lives for vulnerable people and our entire community.”
A father with teenage children, Matt has tested his impressive people skills in coaching his son’s Aussie rules teams, whilst waiting for his beloved North Melbourne to raise the AFL Premiership Cup once again.
As a National Ambassador for Apropela (formerly Heads Over Heels), he is helping encourage the next generation of innovative leaders by assisting early-stage female entrepreneurs accelerate their growth through rewarding business connections.
Matt holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Property from Curtin University in Western Australia, and Cornell University’s ILR School’s Advanced Certificate in Executive Search and Leadership Consulting.