Chief Commercial Officer, Proterra
Matt brings a broad range of experience to his role as chief commercial officer. In his role, Matt oversees the end-to-end customer lifecycle for the rapidly growing number of municipal, university, airport and commercial transit agencies deploying Proterra’s zero-emission, battery-electric buses throughout North America. Expanding upon his former role as senior vice president of sales and marketing, he manages the overall customer experience, facilitates product development needs, drives sales and fleet deployments, spearheads marketing initiatives and ensures that Proterra’s customers from coast-to-coast achieve the maximum benefits of clean, quiet, battery-electric transit.
Prior to joining Proterra, he served as CEO of Propel Fuels, Inc., a leading clean transportation company. Matt led Propel through a period of high growth, earning Propel a spot on the Inc. 500 as one of America’s fastest growing companies. While there, he was responsible for strategy and planning, government relations, operational execution, financial management, investor relations, communications, partnerships and corporate development. Matt is an experienced company builder with a passion for growing sustainable businesses. Over the course of his career, he has been an operating executive, venture capitalist and investment banker, working with dozens of startup and emerging-growth companies in Silicon Valley since the late 1990s.
Matt is a regular speaker at clean energy industry conferences and was awarded the prestigious Industry Leadership Award at the World Biofuels Forum in Rotterdam for his work in advancing the biofuels industry.