Matt McIlwain is a managing director at Madrona Venture Group, a venture capital firm based in Seattle. He invests in early-stage technology companies with a primary focus on a broad range of software-driven companies. He currently serves on the boards of Animoto, Apptio, Extrahop, Isilon Systems (Nasdaq: ISLN), Mixpo, Off & Away, Optify, PayScale, Skytap, and Smartsheet. He was on the boards of Farecast (acquired by Microsoft), World Wide Packets (acquired by Ciena), iConclude (acquired by Opsware), and Performant (acquired by Mercury Interactive) and was actively involved with TeamOn Systems (acquired by Research in Motion).
Before joining Madrona in 2000, Matt was vice president of Business Process for the Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC), a Fortune 250 company. He also was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company, concentrating on strategy and marketing in technology and service industries, and worked in investment banking at CSFB.
Matt is a board member of the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) and Villa Academy and is on Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna's Technology Advisory Board. He also teaches a class on venture finance in the University of Washington Technology MBA Program.
Matt is a graduate of Dartmouth College and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a master's degree in Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.