Matthew S. Wright
As a shareholder, Matt’s mission is to help others succeed, whether they’re clients or colleagues. With over 20 years of experience, he is a key leader in the firm’s audit department. He serves as a business advisor with a holistic approach, covering accounting, finance, tax, and business best practices.
Matt primarily serves clients in the manufacturing & distribution, construction, and professional services industries. His expertise in financial statement audits and reviews has led to consulting expertise in business consolidations & combinations and tax minimization strategies. He is one of the leaders in the firm’s mergers & acquisitions practice group and has consulted with clients on various business transactions.
An ardent proponent of teamwork, Matt highly values collaboration and concise communication, and he loves nothing more than seeing his clients and colleagues succeed. He believes that constant teaching, learning, and mentorship are crucial for professional growth — regardless of position or industry.
A lifelong Portlander and proud alumnus of the University of Portland, Matt is passionate about the great outdoors. He embarks on hiking and backpacking expeditions whenever he can, and carries his camera nearly everywhere he goes. Recent noteworthy accomplishments include summiting Mt. St. Helens and building indoor monkey bars for his 5- and 9-year-old daughters. Matt sometimes takes recreational volleyball way too seriously (don’t ask).
Youth Progress Association
Portland State University
Design-Build Institute of America
Youth Progress Association, Past Board President, Finance Committee Chair
Portland State University School of Business Administration, Mentor
Starve Ups, Strategic Partner
Design-Build Institute of America, Treasurer (Oregon Chapter, Northwest Region)
Bachelor in Business Administration, Emphasis in Accounting, University of Portland, 1998
Certified Public Accountant, Oregon
Key To Success
"Be a mentor, and look for mentors. There’s always something to teach and something to learn.”
Financial statement audits and reviews
Consolidations and combinations
Mergers and acquisitions
Tax minimization strategies and advisory services
Entity choice and startups