Matt Thompson
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Corporate Development

BlueCross BlueShield. We enable CareFirst to achieve its mission by bringing insights and innovations from the broader market into the core business.

In the Corporate Development group, I play a leading role in developing Healthworx’s growth strategy, forging strategic partnerships, and diversifying the core business through the acquisition of complementary organizations. These efforts cover a broad array of activities including strategy development, financial analysis, market research, due diligence, business development, negotiations, and post-merger integration.

Sr. Director Corporate Development

As the Sr. Director of Corporate Development, I was responsible for developing, formalizing, and coordinating the corporate strategy, ongoing market monitoring, and analysis, M&A, as well as playing a leading role in our corporate venture capital fund.

Key Achievements:
• A key member of the small team responsible for the $10.6Bn Fox Regional Sports Networks acquisition which tripled the size of the company and significantly diversified the business
• Worked directly with the CEO to re-launch the corporate strategic process encompassing long term scenario planning, opportunity sourcing and management of 40+ initiatives which achieved $20M+ in cash flow savings in the first year

Director of Corporate Development

I played an integral role in the development of the corporate growth strategy supporting senior leadership with critical analysis and insight.

Key Achievements:
• I led critical aspects of $25M+ of early-stage investments in strategically aligned companies and venture capital funds
• Led the analysis, due diligence, and planning for the $240M acquisition of the Bonten Media Group which owns, operates or provides services to 18 broadcast television stations resulting in $40M+ of value creation

Manager – Corporate Development Group

Financial leadership development program

In this role, I rotated through key finance functions supporting high impact projects across Treasury, Financial Planning & Analysis, and Internal Audit.

Key Achievements:
• Assisted in Frontier’s $10Bn+ equity and debt raise in connection with the acquisition of Verizon wireline assets resulting in the successful execution and financial stability through turbulent market conditions
• Simplified senior leader and corporate decision-making process through the development of a flexible long term financial model, allowing for enhanced forecast performance capabilities across a variety of market conditions
• Prepared ad hoc analysis presented directly to CFO on a wide range of topics including Pension Fund strategic alternatives, 401K optimization, and Shareholder cost-saving strategies

Investment Banking Associate

I assisted the senior leadership of large public and private companies in the Media & Telecom sector execute strategic transactions ranging from several hundred million to several billion dollars.

Key Achievements:
• Sole M&A advisor to the cover bidder on a 9 month $4bn public to the public buy-side transaction for a large-cap media client
• Sole M&A advisor to $300m private financial technology firm in a sell-side turned buy-side process


I directed a four-person team to complete a complex phase of testing and developed supporting documentation to facilitate on-time deployment of critical new systems for our clients. I also led an eight-person team to develop and deliver training materials to 96 high-impact end-users that resulted in highest levels of attendee satisfaction.

Key Achievements:
• Created new billing process through business process improvement resulting in a 19% decrease in cash conversion cycle.
• Conducted analysis on logistics system data against multiple variables to identify key trends; Resulted in increased customer service and 23% decrease in order fulfillment time.

Degree Programs

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Bachelor’s Degree

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