Matt Thomas has more than 20 years of financial and operational management experience. He is responsible for all Centeva’s day-to-day operations and financial performance. His primary focus is to identify and build a team of world-class talent, then work closely with team members to shape and support a cohesive organization that collectively strives for Customer Excellence.
Prior to Centeva, he worked for five years at Wells Fargo Bank as a VP of Financial Management and Customer Analytics. He started as the Financial Manager / CFO of the Health Benefits Services division, followed by a similar role in the Commercial Credit Card division. He successfully converted financial data and market analysis into business intelligence that was critical in steering the strategy and growth of each of these divisions.
Before that, Matt spent over ten years in the real estate servicing business. He joined FASRE Field Services as a start-up, and over the next five years helped to oversee significant growth by playing a role in Sales, Recruiting and HR, Finances, and Operations, and ultimately became the Managing Director – helping the company evolve from a regional field service company to the largest commercial inspection firm in the United States. He helped negotiate the sale of the company to GMAC Commercial Mortgage (GMACCM), and after the ownership transfer continued to manage the newly formed inspection division for GMACCM for the next five years.
Matt also works as an adjunct instructor, teaching a variety of Finance and Accounting courses. He has also worked as Registered Securities Representative and has provided consulting services for dozens of small businesses. Matt has a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor’s in Accounting, both from Brigham Young University.