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Global Business Development and Strategy, Unmanned Deep Learning Autonomous Systems, Natural Language Processing, Bots. Let’s disrupt: georgematus@gmail.com

George Matus

Snapshot: Recently nominated and invited to join YPO – Young Presidents’ Organization. YPO is the world’s premier peer network of CEO’s and President’s who started and led companies exceeding $25 Million in value by age 40.

Elected to Board of Directors of the U.S. Unmanned Systems Alliance, Co-Founder and Managing Director Verbatim, Advisor to the Unmanned Aerial Systems and Autonomous Systems Industry.

Previous: Founder & CEO Apptooth, dubbed Silicon Valley’s most innovative up and coming mobile software development company. Developed the first augmented reality mobile apps featured in iTunes and Google Play. Demonstrated the technology on Good Morning America and CNN.

Fortune 500 Management Consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers New York City, Senior Business Analyst Mergers and Acquisitions Wells Fargo Bank San Francisco, MBA, Graduate School of Business, Summa Cum Laude, Big East Conference Champion, NCAA Division I All-American. World Ranked on the Professional Tennis Tour. At-risk youth mentor and volunteer.

WALL STREET  |  PALO ALTO  |  NORTH SHORE

Experience

PricewaterhouseCoopers, NYC

Fresh out of one of the Country's leading graduate school MBA programs, graduating Summa Cum Laude, George Matus was recruited by PricewaterhouseCoopers in one of Wall Street's most prominent and revered consulting divisions known as FAS - Financial Advisory Services - based in New York City. Responsibilities included: Mergers and Acquisitions - George Matus and team raised over $40 billion in acquisition deals, Growth Strategy, Game Theory, Management Consulting, Litigation Services, Corporate Reorganizations and Restructuring for the worlds largest Fortune 100 corporations.

Wells Fargo Bank, San Francisco

Following PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York City, George Matus was recruited as a Senior Business Analyst with Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco. George was tasked with growing bank operations throughout the U.S. identifying strategic accretive acquisition targets together with executing a successful roll-up and partner integration plans. George Matus was frequently invited to present at numerous business strategy conferences and leading business schools worldwide from Stanford University in Palo Alto to INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

Apptooth, Palo Alto, SLC

George Matus, Apptooth Founder and CEO. Apptooth was recognized as one of the most innovative up and coming mobile software application development companies and acquired just three years after launch. Mobile apps included HERO focused on crowd-sourced, geo-fenced location awareness featured by Apple in the App Store and demonstrated on Good Morning America and CNN together with George Matus, Elizabeth Smart and the former U.S. Attorney. Other mobile apps included geo-fencing and NFC/near field communications protocol solutions with accelerometer, GPS and core location framework features. And augmented reality gaming applications endorsed by top world surf league surfers.

Young Presidents’ Organization, Global One Division

George Matus was recently nominated and invited into a highly select network of business leaders worldwide called YPO -Young Presidents' Organization. YPO is the world's premier peer network of CEO’s and President’s who have founded and led companies exceeding $25 Million in revenues by age 40. YPO is an invite only requiring nominations from existing YPO leaders and Fortune 500 CEO’s.

Verbatim, US, LA/ SA, EU, Asia

George Matus is the Co-Founder of Verbatim, a multinational localization company specializing in SaaS and API based platforms integrating with a global share economy empowering on-demand translation and natural language solutions (machine and human) into 120 languages for consumer, enterprise and Government, powered by over 4,000 expert professional translators worldwide with presence in over 100 countries.

Board of Directors, U.S. Unmanned Systems Alliance

George Matus was recently nominated to the Board of Directors of the United States Unmanned Systems Alliance. Mr. Matus and alliance members are helping guide FAA legislation to help establish near and long-term unmanned aerial vehicle standards and technology to ensure U.S. leadership in the UAS and autonomous vehicles markets. Additionally, George Matus is a strategic advisor to specific autonomous and deep learning drone organizations focused on beneficial use case scenarios for consumer and commercial industries.

Education

Education

New York University, Stern School of Business, MBA

Master of Business Administration

MBA Masters of Business Administration Specialization & Thesis in Marketing Strategy and Intl. Finance. Graduated Summa Cum Laude Full Academic Scholarship Co-Author

St. John's University

Bachelor of Science

Degrees: Marketing & Finance Graduated Summa Cum Laude Full Athletic Scholarship NCAA All American Big East Conference Champion

HIGHLIGHTS

  • YPO Member | Young President's Organization
  • Co-Founder Verbatim, SAAS Localization Platform
  • CEO, Founder Apptooth, Mobile Software Development, Exit 2013
  • Co-Author, Government Coupon Privatizations
  • Full Academic Scholarship Masters of Business
  • Full Athletic Scholarship NCAA Division I
  • NCAA Division I All-American
  • Invited to lecture at Stanford, NYU and INSEAD France
  • George Seewagon Memorial Award
  • Interviewed on Good Morning America and CNN
  • Started and Growing an At-risk Youth After School Mentor Program
  • Opened the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ
  • GMAT top 97 Percentile
  • LSAT top 95 Percentile
  • Big East Conference Tennis Champion
  • Elected to Board of Directors U.S. Unmanned Systems Alliance
  • Earned ATP ranking on the Professional Men's Tennis Tour
  • Captain, MVP of an NCAA Division 1 Tennis Program

Young Presidents’ Organization

Invitation Only Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Member

Invited to join YPO. YPO is the world’s premier peer network of CEOs and Presidents who have founded and led companies exceeding $25 Million in revenues by age 40. YPO is by invite only requiring nominations from existing YPO leaders including one Fortune 500 CEO.

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Notable Individuals Who Have Been YPO Members:

  • Charles R. Schwab, Founder & CEO, Charles Schwab
  • Peter Ueberroth, Chairman, 1984 L.A. Olympic Games, former Commissioner, Major League Baseball
  • Bob Galvin, Founder & former CEO, Motorola
  • Chris Galvin, former CEO, Motorola
  • Jim Balsille, Co-Founder & former Co-CEO, Research in Motion/Blackberry
  • Scott Cook, Founder & former CEO, Intuit
  • Ronnie Lott, Pro Football Hall of Famer, Founder & Managing Director, HRJ Capital
  • Leonard Lauder, former CEO, Estee Lauder
  • Penny Pritzker, US Secretary of Commerce

INNOVATION DEFINED

Having created the first share economy Uber-like business model in 2003 (ten years before Uber) and the first augmented reality and geo-fencing applications published in the App Store… and when not skiing deep in the Wasatch backcountry at 14,000 feet elevation with avalanche beacons in helmet, or dropping in on Pacific El-Nino swells – goofy foot of course, George Matus is avidly researching and becoming actively integrated in future disruptive technologies and services, including The Singularity, Unmanned Aerial and Autonomous Deep Learning Systems; 3D Printing Ecosystems, The coming evolution of BOTS (app killers) and Linguistics and Natural Language Processing.

THINK TANK

Human Brain

Singularity

With accelerating progress of brain computer interfaces, human biological enhancements and the beginnings of AI protocol -as already seen in specific gaming applications- it will be possible for humans to become ‘one’ with the internet approaching an essential “singularity” beyond human affairs. The ‘last mile’ with the singularity will be the most difficult to conquer…  can someone live forever in some sort of digital format and be aware of self? And what if the singularities are each individually combined in what we call the ‘cloud’ today? Can there be a hive collective? Where will the singularity permanently reside? What if the singularity is integrated in a 3D printed or cloned body with complete working organs and facilities? Prior to all this however and already happening today, brain EEG interfaces are already starting to provide us biofeedback helping researchers better understand anxiety, chronic pain, insomnia, fibromyalgia, autism, Parkinson’s, ADHD, addiction, hypertension and much more. I had the opportunity to speak with the CEO of a company pioneering this effort at Stanford University recently and they have already started moving the needle. Also, as this technology rapidly evolves, the topics of consciousness, self-awareness, immortality, longevity, metaphysics, theology and philosophy will all need to be addressed.

3D Printing

3D printing will change the global manufacturing ecosystem shifting the decades old manufacturing balance of power from China, India, Vietnam and all of Asia-Pac to local communities around the world including peoples homes. 3D Printers today are still reminiscent of the old dot-matrix printers (5 minutes per page) and print speed is where the technology will see it’s most rapid improvement.  Once RVP™ rapid volume printing™ is achieved the focus will turn to materials. Don’t be surprised if in the very near future your next meal will be 3D printed and you’ll be reading about biological and organic material printing of tissues and organs. Now imagine if the printing of biological organs and tissues is combined with the singularity. Can you print a human? The opportunities here are infinite. 3D printing will help us inhabit planets as bots print bots and habitable cities. It won’t be uncommon to see a swarm of thousands of drones all working in sync to print superstructures here on earth, neighboring planets, and even asteroids to assist with mining activities. 3D Printing is a major disruptor to manufacturing as we know it and will soon evolve into a global service based marketplace.

3D Printer
iDrone

Drones

In the next few years autonomous vehicles both unmanned aerial systems and amphibious will begin benefiting the global population in ways not yet imagined. Drones ‘for good’ platforms will be everywhere integrated into our daily lives. Remarkable and accelerating advances in software, hardware and electrical autonomous systems are taking place right now. From machine learning platforms to advanced propulsion and high endurance power systems – fueled from a few drops of hydrogen – the use case scenarios will grow exponentially. Having some of the most reputable backers from Palo Alto and throughout the U.S., iDrone is clearly the company to watch as it pioneers these efforts with the potential to become the next Boeing, Apple etc… of our generation led by George Matus Jr. – an Outlier in this field.

Distributed Workforce

The 9-5 workforce as we know it today will quietly cease to exist and transform into a distributed/ share economy model. Your most talented and productive project managers, software engineers, marketing and sales teams will all be working remotely collaborating online. Talent will be readily available worldwide and on a contract basis allowing companies greater cost efficiencies and the ability to scale as needed. Additionally, this distributed share economy workforce will see opportunities to earn a generous living working from home or the local coffee shop rather than commuting two hours a day and sitting in a high-rise office building under artificial light somewhere on 6th Ave. and 53rd St. Drive Uber in the morning, rent your extra room on Airbnb and get an afternoon gig on Fiverr, Upwork, Toptal or hundreds of other up and coming platforms depending on your talent. In your spare time, you’ll learn to code online while multitasking and enjoying the next cool potential Sundance production on Netflix spending quality facetime with your friends from SoHo.

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PAY IT FORWARD

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Mentor / At-Risk Youth

‪George Matus is the mentor and founder of an at-risk youth after school sports program for inner-city kids, at-risk youth, troubled teens and foster children. The program has been a huge success helping keep the kids out of trouble, off the streets and succeed in both school and life providing them with much needed attention, consistency and someone they can depend on a daily and weekly basis and role models. Majority of the kids in this program graduate high school and get continue on to collegiate or trade based education. George continues to advocate the pay it forward movement and importance of volunteering in local communities helping at-risk youth.

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