Senior Consultant - Business Strategies
Matthew Davidson is a Senior Consultant at Samaha & Associates, Inc. Specializing in balance sheet management, business development, and strategic partnerships, Matt is a Certified Public Accountant with over 30 years of senior executive level experience with financial institutions, trade associations, and regulatory agencies in several states, including Ohio, Massachusetts, and California.
An accomplished and versatile leader with a demonstrated history of success in the financial services industry, Matt has a proven ability to develop, implement, and execute strategic initiatives that improve processes, generate revenue, and reduce operating costs. He is a skilled motivator, exceptional communicator, and is adept at synthesizing difficult technical topics into easy-to-understand presentations for varying audiences.
Matt’s core competencies include: executive leadership; talent development and mentoring; budgeting; and financial, investment, and vendor management. Both in permanent and interim executive positions, he has utilized these competencies at credit unions with asset sizes from $6 million to $5 billion.
Matt earned a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and a MBA from Xavier University. More recently, he completed executive coursework at Stanford University and Harvard University.
If Matt has a weakness, it is his affinity for Cleveland-based sports teams, including the Browns. And after paying years of tuition for his children who attended Notre Dame, he also now supports “The Fighting Irish.” In his spare time, Matt and his wife travel afar visiting their three grown daughters and their expanding families.