Matthew has a background in applied learning and behavior science with specific focus in individual, team, and organization development through process coaching and performance consulting. He has spent the last decade developing and managing workforce learning and transformation initiatives for multinational companies and launched the podcast “Owning It: Leading By Being Unapologetically You” in 2020. Prior to his work in Talent Development, he worked in Risk Management for corporations like PRGX International and Shell Oil as well as a fellow for The World Bank.
In 2015, he co-founded the Seattle based fashion house Dawson & Deveraux which specializes in red carpet and bridal couture. Dawson & Deveraux advocates for diverse representation of BIPOC women in media and equitable pay for Black creatives. The brand has been featured in US Vogue, Glamour UK, and Seattle Bride Magazine.
Matthew holds a dual BA in French and International Relations, a MA in Linguistics, and MEd in Adult Education and Human Resource Development.