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).
Greg was a professional and trusted advisor to us through the entire sale process. He worked tirelessly, providing timely and concise communication and advice at what seemed liked any time of the day or night. He very quickly got up to speed with our industry and controlled the entire process from start to finish. Greg’s ability to resolve conflict and negotiate alternate solutions was continually and successfully tested as we dealt with an acquirer outside of the U.S. that presented some challenging language and cultural issues. I would highly recommend Greg and look forward to working with him again in the future.
John D’Amelio, Former Owner of Precast Specialties Corp.
Dunn Rush & Co. were amazing throughout the entire process of selling my company! Greg and Kevin quickly learned about an industry most people have never heard of (sonar transducers), and their extensive experience, creativity, and strategic thinking helped us navigate the process and deal effectively with the many unexpected turns of events. They are indefatigable, and were always available and communicating with us, day and night. Their attention to every detail, their interest and excitement about our deal, and their endless patience answering our questions and concerns was second to none. Dunn Rush is categorically different from other investment banking firms, and I can’t imagine working with anyone else.
Carol Bowen, President, Materials Systems Inc.
I had never been involved in the sale of a business before, let alone my own. I hired Dunn Rush & Co. to assist me through the process because of their extensive experience helping similar business owners. Kevin and Greg prepared us well for the task, anticipated events and issues, negotiated hard and delivered superb results. They know what they are doing and do it well!
Everett “Vic” Firth (1931 – 2015), Founder and President, Vic Firth Company, Inc.