Matt brings nearly 20 years of executive and strategic advisory expertise in the fashion and retail industries and is particularly adept at navigating the confluence of fashion and technology.
Matt co-founded Matter Strategic Advisors, focusing of growth and exit strategies for client companies, while facilitating strategic partnerships, including M&A, joint ventures and creative licensing to solve complex business challenges. It was during this time that he forged a strong working partnership with MMG.
Matt’s career began at Macy's East Executive Training Program, and subsequently he went on to work at two of the largest publicly traded apparel/lifestyle branded companies in the US, Kellwood Company and Jones Apparel Group, holding roles in finance and strategic management, evaluating acquisition opportunities and planning businesses. Prior to co-founding Matter Strategic Advisors, Matt was a Director at Avalon Net Worth, advising consumer product companies on sell-side M&A, strategic partnerships and licensing transactions.
Matt is a member of The Expert Network of New York Fashion Tech Lab, an advisor to The Lead, a mentor for both XRC Labs and The Ember Company, on the Associate Board of Delivering Good and Leadership Committee of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York - Accountant & Banker's Division. Additionally, Matt has been published in WWD, featured on the Fashion is Your Business Podcast and is a regular contributor to several industry trade publications.
Mr. Kaden received his BS in Marketing from The Pennsylvania State University’s Smeal College of Business and MBA from CUNY Baruch's Zicklin School of Business.