Matthew W. Pierson Managing Director

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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).

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