Matt Sanderson

President & CEO

"We strive to engage the hearts and minds of our volunteer leaders, members and the association staff teams that serve them."

Matt Sanderson has more than 23 years of business development, strategy and leadership experience. The common thread throughout his career has been serving clients and leading change – including both growth and performance-improvement efforts.

He joined SmithBucklin in 2010 and, most recently, served as executive vice president & chief executive of SmithBucklin’s Business + Trade Industry Practice. In that role, he led all aspects of the practice, including strategy, client organization service delivery and performance, new client development, talent development and acquisition, operational excellence, financial management and thought leadership.

Previously, he served as executive vice president of the Print Services & Distribution Association, a trade association focused on the reseller supply chain for print, marketing and business communications. In addition, he has worked with many client organizations across a range of industries with a focus on growth strategies and performance improvement.

Prior to joining SmithBucklin, Matt served as a director with Sikich Investment Banking (formerly Levi Littell Herbst & Company) where he worked with owners of small- and mid-sized businesses across a wide variety of industries. Matt also served as business development lead for Navteq (later acquired by Nokia), where he was instrumental in the launch of a location-based traffic service for GPS devices.

Matt holds a Master of Business Administration in finance from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Pomona College in Claremont, Calif.