Matti is responsible for the financial operations of the Michigan SBDC, including the Michigan SBDC Lead Center, the grants management function, and the financial operations of the 11 Michigan SBDC Regional Centers located across Michigan.
Prior to joining the Michigan SBDC Lead Center team, Matti served 3 years as a Senior Grants Accountant in Grand Valley State University’s Grants Accounting Office. As a Senior Grants Accountant, he managed all post-award financial aspects of sponsored agreements and non-grant restricted funds. Before coming to GVSU, Matti spent nearly 7 years in public accounting with Plante Moran, where he provided assurance and tax services to a wide variety of clients. Matti also served 12 years in the Michigan Air National Guard in Battle Creek, Michigan.
Matti graduated from Western Michigan University in 2006 with a degree in accounting. He was certified in grants management in October of 2014 and has been licensed as a Certified Public Accountant since 2007.