Matt X. Ryan 

Director | Outsourced CFO
Matt X. Ryan 

Matt has over 15 years of experience leading strategic and tactical operations across both private and not-for-profit organizations. Prior to his current role, Matt served as CFO for the Military Women’s Memorial (MWM) in Arlington, VA. In this capacity, he oversaw the accounting, finance, budgeting, human resources, and federal grant compliance functions for a staff of 35 with $7M in annual revenue.

Prior to his work at MWM, Matt served for nearly a decade as a management consultant, CFO and interim-CFO for small to mid-size entities across the mid-Atlantic. Specializing in financial forecasting, risk management, internal controls, and not-for-profit accounting, he has worked with firms ranging from pre-revenue startups to organizations with over $150M in annual sales.

Outside of the finance and accounting profession, Matt has over 19 years of service in the Reserve Component of the United States Army with multiple overseas deployments. Enlisting in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard in 2003, Matt later earned his commission in the Medical Service Corps through Penn State’s ROTC program. He has since served in a variety of leadership and staff positions, including an extended tour as a Distribution/Logistics Company Commander and as the Executive Officer of a medical company deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. As a business leader and Major in the Army Reserves, Matt believes that every team member is indispensable in moving a mission forward. He builds strong teams on the foundation of appreciation through recognizing all team members’ strengths.

Matt received his Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Maryland, as well as the Commonwealths of Virginia and Pennsylvania. Serving as a nationally recognized instructor on ethics-related issues in the accounting industry, Matt has also been a featured speaker at over 300 CPE conferences across North America.

As a process oriented individual, Matt is an avid baker and uses this hobby to bring people together. Although there is a slight familial tension between his father who served in the Marine Corps, and Matt, who served in the Army, they come together over their shared love for collecting rare coins. Matt’s collection tops nearly 10,000 coins, and he is using it to teach his two young sons good accounting principles. Matt resides outside of Frederick, Maryland, with his wife, their two boys, and their dogs, George Washington and Rosie the Riveter.

Organizations

Member, Maryland Association of CPAs
Member, Virginia Society of CPAs
Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Volunteer Board Member, Team Foster

Education

Master of Business Administration, University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Science in Finance, Pennsylvania State University
Master’s Certificate in Lean Six Sigma, Villanova University