Matt is VP of Portals at FBS, Creators of FlexMLS and Spark API. Before joining FBS Matt was the CEO of Solid Earth, Inc., a pioneer in real estate tech for 20 years before being acquired by FBS in 2018. Matt started in real estate as a commercial appraiser specializing in income and development properties in North Alabama. In 1995 he demonstrated one of the first purely Internet MLS platforms in the country and licensed that system to the first customer three years later in 1998. During his two decades in the industry, Matt has spoken to thousands of realtors all across the country about tech and marketing through a series called PowerTools. Today FBS’s Spring Portal service powers the official consumer property search sites in fifteen states covering around one in ten realtors nationwide.
When Matt is not shepherding his team at FBS, he is also Managing Partner of three side-projects including two real estate development partnerships and the most popular Craft Beer bar in Alabama. Matt also serves as Chairman of the Board of a non-profit ministry focused on eradicating pockets of poverty in his hometown. Matt has been married for 31 years -to the same person- and has two adult daughters.