Matt is an experienced valuation and M&A advisor focused on middle market and lower middle market transactions.   Prior to his advisory role, Mr. Whitaker founded, grew, and sold Smart Payment Solutions, LLC, a payment processing company focused on ACH payment processing, credit card merchant accounts, and Returned Check processing.

Previously, Mr. Whitaker was the COO of iFinance, Business Manager at Capital One, and a Manager at AT Kearney Management Consultants.  Prior to attending business school, he was a production manager at a Procter and Gamble manufacturing facility.

In addition to his role as a Director with Clear Rock Advisors, Mr. Whitaker is also the owner of Intelligent Office of Alexandria, an executive office suite which provides virtual office services including live answer telephone receptionist services for more than 150 clients.

Mr. Whitaker served four years as an officer in the US Navy, primarily as Gunnery Officer on USS Comte de Grasse (DD 974).