Matthew Unger, CEO
Matthew found early success, leaving the family farm to become the youngest licensed financial advisor in Canada. His achievements were featured in Investment Executive magazine, Canada’s leading financial industry publication and he won industry awards including the Pillar Award and multiple President’s Club Awards. He focused on simplifying the complexities of securities, tax, estate, and insurance legislation to provide solutions. After four years he sold the business to Investors Group Financial Services, Canada’s then largest wealth management firm.
Matthew has a decade of technology management consulting experience, driving innovation for companies including Virgin Group, Investors Group Financial Services, BDC, Bank of Canada, and has held Secret Level clearance with CSIS. In 2016, he led a proof of concept at MIT to automate legal processing of interest rate swaps over LIBOR in accordance with Basel II, turning over $12,000 of legal fees into under $1 of smart contract computation.
He completed MIT Media Lab’s Fintech Innovation Management program with distinction and holds a management certificate from MIT Sloan in AI and Robotics in Business Strategy. He is an advisor and investor in several ventures, a Forbes author, member of the Forbes Technology Council and United Nations BFI working group on Digital Identity. He is globally recognized, receiving awards and speaking engagements at Fintech and Regtech conferences in Asia, Europe, and North America.