Matt X. Ryan, CPA, CFE

Director | Outsourced CFO
Matt X. Ryan, CPA, CFE


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


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

Matt has over 15 years of experience leading strategic and tactical operations across both private and nonprofit 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 nonprofit 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 20 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 and 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.