Prior to founding Childs Company, Matt was the CFO and a major shareholder at After Hours Formal Wear, the nation's largest retailer of men's formal wear. While at After Hours Matt and the management team at After Hours developed and executed a plan to consolidate their industry, concluding with a successful sale to a public company.
Matt also worked closely with the shareholders and management team at FineLine Technologies, an Atlanta based printing and technology business. Matt and the management team developed and executed a growth strategy which led to a successful sale to a private equity firm.
Matt graduated from the University of Georgia and began his career at Arthur Andersen & Co. He has been a member of the Atlanta Athletic Club since 1985 and enjoys playing golf and working out. Matt has a passion for working with and encouraging business owners to support their community and their local non profits. Matt serves as a director on the boards of Corners Outreach and the Peachtree Corners Business Association as well as the boards for two privately owned businesses, WH Bass, Inc. ( a general contracting firm) and The Intersect Group ( an IT and Finance staffing firm).
Matt is a Registered Representative with Kestra Investment Services, LLC and an Investment Advisor Representative with Kestra Advisory Services, LLC.
Matt and his wife Shaun have lived in the Peachtree Corners/ Johns Creek area for over 35 years and have two daughters, Griffin and Melissa. Griffin, Will and Minton live in Brookhaven while Melissa and Travis live in Buena Vista, Colorado.