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Idea Foundry

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Michael M. Matesic, President & CEO of Idea Foundry, Inc., is a seasoned business executive experienced in working with businesses at a variety of stages. Over the last 21 years at Idea Foundry, he has invested in and participated in the development of over 300 equitable-based small businesses and innovation-based start-ups, creating jobs in the region. Beginning in 2010 Mike led the company's global expansion, operating in China, Russia, Mexico, Vietnam, Chile and recently throughout Africa. He frequently presents on a variety of business topics from Entrepreneurship to Social Impact and Investment.

Previously, Mr. Matesic was Chief Executive Officer for two start-up companies and Chief Financial Officer for MetalSite, Inc., participating in the rapid growth of the company and public registration process. While at MetalSite, Mr. Matesic led the startup of the company's subsidiary, ScrapSite.

Before that he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Anker Coal Group and its subsidiaries where he was responsible for Human Resources, Information Technology, Tax and Finance functions. During his ten years with Anker Coal, Mr. Matesic led a successful registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission, managed the company's substantial growth, established and invested in various start-up companies and completed many acquisitions.

A 1987 graduate of Duquesne University with a B.S. in Business Administration, he spent two years on the audit staff of Ernst & Young, LLP in Pittsburgh.

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