Matt Pitarresi

Account Manager – Shift Program

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Matt joined Next Street as an Account Manager for the Shift Program in Buffalo, NY in 2018. As the Account Manager, Matt manages all Shift client relationships, delivering the full range of program services and expertise to Western New York’s small and medium-sized manufacturers.

Prior to Next Street, Matt has over 10 years of experience across both the private and public sectors. He was a part of Teach For America Buffalo’s charter corps in 2014, teaching English as a New Language (ENL) for three years in Buffalo Pubic Schools and helping to establish TFA’s footprint in Buffalo. Matt also spent five years working as a consultant in the financial technology space. In that role, he managed dozens of client relationships, developing a wide range of customized solutions for clients.

On working at Next Street

“From my very first interview, it was clear the firm’s mission is the driving force for all the great work being done here. Working at Next Street provides an unmatched opportunity to do critical work in support of our mission with some of the most driven and supportive colleagues I’ve ever worked with.”

Outside of Next Street

Outside of Next Street, Matt can be found trying to find the next interesting thing to eat in Buffalo’s rapidly evolving food scene, or new ingredients to cook with. He tries to see as much live music as possible, and spends time working on his Italian and Spanish.

Get to know Matt

  • Foreign languages: Italian, Spanish
  • Buffalo Commons Charter School Board Member
  • Teach For America Buffalo Alumni Council Member
  • Rise Collaborative Contributor