Matt Pitarresi

Account Manager – Shift Program

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Matt joined Next Street as Account Manager for the Shift Program in Buffalo, NY in October 2018, and will be working with the Beverly Gray Business Exchange Center as well.  In his role, Matt manages all Shift client relationships, delivering the full range of program services to Western New York’s small-to-mid-size manufacturers to help them identify, invest in, and implement new technologies.

Prior to Next Street, Matt has over 10 years of experience across both the public and private sector.  He spent 5 years working as a consultant in the financial technology space.  In that role, he managed dozens of client relationships, focusing on software implementations as well as strategic short and long term projects.  He was also a member of the charter corps of Teach For America Buffalo in 2014, helping to establish TFA’s footprint and organization in Buffalo.  He sits on the TFA Buffalo Alumni Council, working with current corps members to develop meaningful community partnerships.

Matt holds a B.A. in Economics from Hamilton College and a MS Ed from Canisius College.