Matthew Vennard has always been a natural problem solver and analyst at heart. In the wake of September 11th, he joined the U.S. Army in 2002 to become an intelligence analyst and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian linguist for the U.S. Government. His analytic skills and ability to efficiently solve problems propelled him quickly up the ranks. Upon honorable separation from the Army in 2008 he was recruited by Booz Allen Hamilton and then by the U.S. Department of Defense (“DOD”) as a Technical Director. During his time with the DOD, Matthew developed a deep expertise in analytic processes, algorithm creation and automation, implementing elegant solutions to complex problems. Additionally, because of his ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to non-technical personnel, he was highly sought after to present at technical forums and conferences for everything from Fortune 500 corporations to government leaders, including the U.S. Senate. Matthew decided to leave the Government-based opportunities on the east coast in order to be closer to family in Arizona.
He moved to Arizona and joined the Sterling group of companies as CTO in 2015, where he oversaw everything from web pages and computer networks to automated business processing systems. Beginning in 2017, Matthew became a Managing Partner at Sterling and brought his analytic expertise to bear in assisting Sterling’s private placement strategies and technology infrastructure, spurring remarkable levels of growth. Matthew uses his expertise to streamline Sterling’s business processes and ensure that all aspects of the business are operating as efficiently and smoothly as possible.
Matthew is constantly working to improve his technical knowledge and is proficient in numerous programming languages and paradigms, database development/administration, web systems/protocols, data science, analytic process development, systems and network administration, rapid prototyping, telecommunications and much more. When not working with new technology Matthew loves spending time with his wife and five children, working on older technology and building and riding human powered vehicles.