Matt founded Rex & Friends in 2012 with the help of Rex’s mother, Cathleen Lewis
and is the current president. Matt and fellow board member, Sam McElroy, came to meet each other during an impromptu visit to Matt’s sailboat while vacationing on Catalina Island in 2011. Sam invited Matt to a recital where Rex and Sam performed together, moving many in the audience to tears. From there the idea for Rex & Friends eventually developed.
Matt brings a successful background in business and organizational leadership to the
charity. His 15 year career in supply chain management started at Ford Motor Company which led him into leadership positions with other Fortune 500 companies. In 2015 he became president of Tileport Inc., a leading curator and direct importer of tile. He resides in Santa Monica, CA where he enjoys spending time with family, basketball and sailing.