Matt graduated University of Illinois in 1996 with a BA in Finance. Matt also earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management in 2005 with an emphasis on Marketing, Strategy, and Finance. Matt is an adjunct professor at Rockford University. Along with his brother Ed, he owns and operates the Boone County Shopper.
Matt is actively involved in the community. He joined the Boone County Community Foundation Board in 2019. He also is a member and Past President of the Cosmopolitan Club of Belvidere, a board member and Past President of the Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce, President of the District 100 Charitable Foundation, Secretary of Growth Dimensions, board member and Past President of Boone County Crime Stoppers, and Past Chairman of the Boone County Planning Commission. Matt lives in Boone County with his wife, Tara, and their two daughters.