Matt is an experienced law enforcement professional with more than three decades of service in the federal government, where he focused on national security and public safety. In GSS, Matt oversees the international safety and security program with the goal of enabling Harvard’s students, faculty, and staff to study, work, research, and operate safely and securely abroad. He also leads the University’s International Emergency Management Team (IEMT).
Prior to joining Harvard, Matt was the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) for U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Boston, where he managed law enforcement and support personnel in 11 offices across New England. In 2016 and 2017, the Secretary of Homeland Security designated Matt as the Federal Security Coordinator for the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on July 3rd and 4th.
During his tenure in the federal government, Matt completed two international assignments in London and Rome. He served as the Attaché for HSI in London for three years, providing investigative and programmatic oversight in support of HSI’s international mission in the U.K., Ireland, and Iceland. He was instrumental in forging bi-lateral initiatives involving national security, human trafficking, counter proliferation, cyber crime, intellectual property rights, and financial fraud. In Rome, he held the position of Assistant Customs Attaché, where he served as the agency representative to Israel and was responsible for money laundering, customs fraud, and cyber-related investigations in Italy and the Middle East. Matt also served stints in Washington D.C. and Miami, where he led the counter terrorism program and conducted financial crime investigations, respectively.
Matt is a graduate of Northeastern University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He is married and has four children.