Matt is a Managing Partner of Building Industry Partners, the firm he founded in 2008. Matt is passionate about supporting the building industry’s best and brightest operators in realizing their entrepreneurial visions. He focuses on helping BIP’s portfolio company leaders establish and achieve their strategic plans, as well as building operator relationships and sourcing, analyzing, structuring, and executing new BIP platform and add-on investment opportunities.
In 2003, Matt founded and ran the predecessor firm to BIP, a building products–focused M&A advisory firm. Prior to founding these firms, Matt worked for Brazos Private Equity Partners, a middle-market private equity firm spun out from Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Inc. Previously, Matt worked as Chief Investment Officer for Chambers Interests, a Fort Worth, TX–based family investment office, and as an investment professional with Rainwater Inc. and Natural Gas Partners, L.P., two private equity investment firms affiliated with the renowned investor and billionaire Richard Rainwater.
Matt serves on the boards of directors of several private companies and is a regular speaker and contributor within the building products industry on capital markets, private equity, and mergers & acquisitions. Matt also serves as Managing Partner of Ogden Family Investments, the family investment office he founded in 2014 to manage his family’s investment and philanthropic activities.
Matt earned a B.S. in Economics with Honors, with concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management, from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. After living many years in Dallas, Matt now lives in Boston with his wife, Einat, and their four children.