Matt is the Head of Investment Strategy and General Counsel of LadderRite Portfolios LLC, a developer of investment solutions based in Naperville, Illinois. Matt plays a key role in developing new investment solutions and executing business development initiatives, advises the company on strategic matters and oversees its legal affairs. Matt previously co-founded and served as Head of Investment Strategy and General Counsel of Accretive Asset Management LLC, the creator of BulletShares Indexes. Prior to co-founding AAM, Matt served as Vice President, Assistant General Counsel for Claymore Group Inc., where he provided legal services to Claymore-advised registered investment companies and provided advice and counsel on the development and distribution of a variety of pooled investment products, including exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and other non-investment company structures. Before joining Claymore, Matt held the positions of Securities Counsel for Caterpillar Inc. and Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary for its wholly-owned subsidiary, Caterpillar Investment Management Ltd., and served as Chief Compliance Officer of the Preferred Group of Mutual Funds, a mutual fund complex advised by Caterpillar Investment Management Ltd. Matt began his legal career as an Associate in the Corporate Department of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Matt holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, a JD from the University of Illinois College of Law and a BA from the University of Illinois.