As a seasoned government relations consultant, with over a decade of experience in government and public affairs consulting, Matt uses his knowledge and experience navigating Parliament Hill to help clients tell their stories and advance their interests with the federal government.
As a skilled communicator, with an in-depth knowledge of the lobbying world, who excels in event management, Matt directs Ensight’s client accounts. His record of success and dedication to his clients was recognized when Maclean’s Magazine named him the most active Ottawa lobbyist in 2014.
Prior to joining Ensight, Matt spent four years working at another government relations firm and was active on various files including those pertaining to natural gas, First Nations education, copyright and intellectual property, natural resources and infrastructure.
Matt honed his government relations expertise over five years working in government. As Manager of Caucus Services and Operations with the Conservative Resource Group (CRG), Matt liaised with the Conservative caucus and helped create professional communication products and was the primary point of contact for caucus feedback. He developed a comprehensive understanding of the legislative process and the vital role committees, in both chambers, play to advance and influence the public policy dialogue. Matt has also worked for Members of Parliament Jason Kenney, Rob Moore and Colin Carrie, providing strategic advice, communications and policy support.
Born and raised in Ottawa, Matt and his wife Shayla have three children. Matt also plays an active role in his community and is currently advocating for Ottawa’s homeless by serving as Vice-Chair at the Ottawa Mission and as Co-Chair of the Young Professional Network. He’s also served on the boards of several Electoral District Associations and his local Community Association. Matt graduated from Trinity Western University with a degree in Intercultural Religious Studies and Political Science.