Matt serves on the board and manages direct investments in the hospitality, technology and luxury furniture industries for WildStar Partners, a prominent single family office based in Rochester, New York.
Prior to joining WildStar, he spent 9 years as Chief Operating Officer at Cerion, a leading nanotechnology company founded in 2007. At Cerion, Matt cultivated and managed strategic partnerships with global customers in the specialty chemical, coatings, consumer electronics, pharmaceutical and defense industries. In his role, he also supervised research & development, marketing and sales functions and led the strategic evolution of the company from an emerging start-up to the global leader in nanomaterial design, development and manufacturing.
A seasoned strategist and business development executive, previous to joining Cerion Mr. Winslow led the creation and development of The Dreaming Tree Wine brand for Constellation Brands, the world’s leading premium wine company. A collaboration with renowned musician Dave Matthews, The Dreaming Tree became the most successful celebrity-associated wine brand launch in history, doubling estimates while surpassing 200,000 cases sold in its first year alone. The Dreaming Tree has received numerous industry awards including being named 2012’s Best New Wine Product by Market Watch along with a Top 30 Momentum Wine Brand by Symphony IRI.
Before his time with Constellation Brands, Mr. Winslow was the Senior Vice President, Brand Partnerships for Generate, a production company in Los Angeles founded by Jordan Levin, the former CEO of The WB Network and funded by Fuse Capital, an investment group led by former AOL Chairman Jonathan Miller and former Yahoo! CEO, Ross Levinsohn. While at Generate, Mr. Winslow was responsible for developing strategic partnerships with companies such as Taco Bell, Absolut Vodka, and Unilever along with digital distributors such as YouTube and MSN.
Previously Winslow was one of the earliest employees of Los Angeles- based ad agency Ignited Minds where he served as Vice President of Business Development, leading the growth of the agency from 15 people and $17 million in billings to 125 people and over $100 million in billings in only four years. While at Ignited Minds, he initiated and developed relationships with brands such as Nike, Jose Cuervo, Cadbury Schweppes, Motorola, NBC Universal, 20th Century Fox, THQ, Levi Strauss, Sony Electronics, and Turner Broadcast Station (TBS) among numerous other nationally and internationally respected companies.
He began his career as a Senior Account Executive at Eric Mower & Associates in Rochester, NY. Winslow received his B.S. in Advertising and Communications from the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College.
Outside of work, Matt serves on the executive committee at The Harley School in Brighton, New York and enjoys spending time with his wife Courtney and his three children Cash, Mae & Knox.