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 After Hours management team 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 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 board of Corners Outreach and is a former board member of the Peachtree Corners Business Association. In addition, he serves on the boards of 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.