Michael W. Matthews, P.E., FACEC

Senior Consultant

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Expertise: Mergers & Acquisitions | Ownership & Leadership Transition | Strategic Planning


Mike is a Senior Consultant with PSMJ where he provides consulting and training services on the subjects of strategic planning, ownership transition, and mergers & acquisitions.

He served for almost 20 years as a CEO of an A/E firm, which grew under his leadership from $4 million to over $40 million, while overseeing multiple acquisitions for the firm before guiding the firm’s successful sale to a $3.7 billion conglomerate. He followed the A/E firm sale by working as the CFO for a 120-person IT services firm. He culminated his C-suite career as the President and COO of a $40 million, 320-person geotechnical/environmental/testing firm with approximately 280 staff reporting under his leadership.

In addition to Mike’s formal business education, he developed and taught an MBA class at University of Richmond entitled Professional Services Management. His other instructional engagements have included guest lectures at numerous universities, industry conference presentations, and participation as an expert panelist on a variety of topics.

After serving for two years on the national executive committee for the American Council of Engineering Companies, Mike was recognized by the organization as a fellow. Mike’s other recognitions have included the McCabe Leadership Award from the Virginia Council of CEOs, Engineer of the year from the Richmond (Virginia) Joint Engineers’ Council, Distinguished Alumnus award from Old Dominion University, and the Secretary’s Certificate of Recognition from Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright for his efforts after the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania. Mike has been published twice in CE News Magazine and has been a contributor to industry newsletters, including PSMJ.

Mike received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Old Dominion University, his MBA from the University of Richmond, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Regent University focusing on Organizational Leadership.