Matt is an entrepreneur with tremendous drive and enthusiasm. He has achieved a great deal in a short time.
He is founder and chairman of Redback Solutions, the co-founder and CEO of online businesses Sticky Tickets and co-founder and director of Free2Speak. He has consulted in the develop of many other online businesses including Guests Behaving Badly, Seniors Housing Online and List my Resume and was recently featured in the book, “Secrets of Internet Entrepreneurs Exposed!” by Dale Beaumont.
Redback Solutions is a leading website development and digital marketing business. Matt founded this company in 1999 at the age of 25. Redback is now a leader in its field, providing services to a diverse range of clients from offices in Sydney and Newcastle.
Sticky Tickets is a national online ticketing portal that allows event organisers to list, promote and sell tickets to their events online. Meeting the need for small to medium event organisers to access online ticketing, simply and affordably, this business is growing quickly with hundreds of organisers using the site across Australia.
Free2Speak is a global directory of speakers who will speak to groups for free. Consisting of up and coming professional speakers, authors and niche experts, Free2Speak allows speakers to build their personal brand while allowing organisations and “speaker seekers” to access a pool of speaking talent.
Born in Newcastle, NSW, Matt gained a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) with first class honours from the University of Newcastle. He completed his honours thesis at the University of Twente in the Netherlands, after winning a scholarship.
He also holds post graduate qualifications in business management from the Australian Institute of Management (AIM). He is a member of the AIM and the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI).
Matt believes that the secret of success is to focus on finding a problem and looking for the best solution first, then looking for the associated income stream. He is an active contributor to the business and broader community. Matt is a professional speaker in the areas of online business and digital marketing.
Matt enjoys fitness and has run the Gold Coast Marathon, as well as many half marathons and triathlons. In August 2007, he met the challenge of the Oxfam Trailwalker, a 100-kilometre walk from Sydney Harbour to the Hawkesbury River through picturesque yet gruelling bush terrain.