Matthew W. Pierson
Matt Pierson joined Dunn Rush & Co. upon its formation in 2009 and serves as Managing Director and head of the firm’s Defense & Security efforts. Matt brings with him twenty years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, focused in the areas of defense, security, technology and advanced manufacturing. He has a special interest in New Hampshire-based companies and the needs of entrepreneurs who have invested their lives in their business.
Prior to joining Dunn Rush, Matt spent twenty years as a senior executive in technology-oriented businesses. He co-founded DTC Communications, growing it to $30 million in revenue before the company was acquired by Cobham for $48 million. He also co-founded JitterGram, which was acquired by the Meltwater Group in 2011.
Matt is passionate about both business and philanthropy. He is an active angel investor in the New England region, with investments in a dozen companies. He previously sat on the Board of Directors of Nanocomp Technologies, the nation’s leading nano-materials company. He has helped to launch numerous technology initiatives, including the TechOut Start-up competition, the NH High Technology Council’s Product of the Year competition, and the Entrepreneurs Foundation of New Hampshire.
He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Advantage Kids, and previously served on the boards of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (two years as Chairman), the New Hampshire High Tech Council (three years as Chairman) and New Hampshire Public Radio.
Matt has earned numerous honors, including the SBA New Hampshire Exporter of the Year, NH High Tech Council Entrepreneur of the Year, University of New Hampshire Holloway Entrepreneur of the Year, and NH High Tech Council “Tech Leader” awards.
He received his B.A. in Business Administration with majors in Marketing and Management from the University of Rhode Island, and is a Registered Investment Banking Representative (Series 62, 63, 79).
I’ve known the Principals of Dunn Rush & Co., for a number of years and have had the opportunity to work with them in many different capacities. They’re true professionals, with deep experience in a wide range of transactions, across several industries. They are good people and I have always enjoyed working with them. You can trust them to provide top-quality advice no matter what your situation or circumstances.
I was approached by multiple potential buyers and knew I needed help to navigate the process while continuing to run my business. Dunn Rush was instrumental in organizing the data room, managing the bidding, facilitating negotiations, maintaining positive communications, maximizing the sale price and getting it over the line. I highly recommend Kevin and Greg.
Kevin and Greg helped me work through a very complicated series of simultaneous acquisition opportunities. They lined up and negotiated the necessary equity and debt financings, and worked through all the issues to get the best deal closed iin tough market conditions. They gave me great advice throughout the process and did whatever it took to help me get it done.
In my 40 plus years on Wall Street, I have met regiments of investment bankers. There have been none – i.e., not one – with the combined talent and integrity of Kevin Dunn.