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Matt’s started his career as a licensed broker and in 1996 transitioned by founding Hayden Communications, an investor relations firm focused exclusively on servicing small-cap companies. That firm was sold in 2006 and is operating today under Following this, he and Ted Haberfield built what would become the North American division of MZ GROUP, a subsidiary of the largest global independent Investor Relations Firm. Today, MZ represents approximately 30 public and private companies covering multiple industries.


During his 20+ years in industry, Matt focused on developing and executing comprehensive IR plans for over 200 public and private companies, which successfully raised over $10 billion in the equity/debt markets. His skill set is centered around key corporate messaging,  shareholder communications, investor introductions/meetings and complicated problem-solving.


He earned "a summa cum laude designation" from the University of South Carolina where he enjoyed and embraced southern hospitality, but never forgets his childhood roots and ability to catch and pick Blue Crabs in Annapolis, Maryland.  Matt views every day as an opportunity to learn something new and constantly improve his investment acumen. He is a connector, opportunist and problem solver.  His immediate family includes wife Julie, daughter Gianna, and son Christian and extended family includes parents and four sisters who blessed him with nine nieces and nephews.  The Hayden’s enjoy traveling, the beach, surfing, snowboarding and just about anything outdoors. The family contributes a portion of their income several non-profit and charitable organizations while picking one each year to get deeply involved with. For more information click here.

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