Matthew Mejía

Chief Strategy & Development Officer

Matthew leads the company’s growth strategy including mergers and acquisitions activities, portfolio alignment, commercial partnerships, strategic planning, and the enterprise-level business development strategy. In addition, Matthew leads the company’s public policy, regulatory and government affairs activities. In this role, he guides the company’s interactions with the executive branch, Congress, and state and local officials.

Matthew brings over twenty years of aerospace & defense experience in finance, management consulting, strategy, and investment banking. Previously, he served as CFO and EVP Strategy & Investor Relations at Aerion Supersonic, a pioneering startup focused on sustainable, high-speed aviation.

As a former Managing Partner and co-owner, Matthew led the Commercial Aerospace and Financial Sponsor & Due Diligence Services practices at Renaissance Strategic Advisors, one of the leading consultancies supporting premier firms in the aerospace, defense, space, intelligence, and government services industry. Prior to joining Renaissance, Matthew held leadership positions with the aerospace & defense practices at Booz Allen Hamilton and Charles River Associates.

Matthew was also an investment banker at First Equity, a boutique investment bank focused on aerospace & defense advisory and merchant banking activities. As Vice President, Matthew had responsibility for new business generation, transaction execution, and client development and relations. Specific transaction experience included numerous international and domestic advisory assignments including sell side, buy side, M&A strategy, due diligence, and capital raising as well as extensive support for portfolio companies owned by First Equity’s merchant bank.

Matthew is a graduate of the Jerome Fisher Management & Technology program at the University of Pennsylvania, earning a BS, Economics from Wharton and a BAS, Systems Engineering from the School of Engineering & Applied Science. He is a past fellow at the NASA Glenn Research Center and was a student private pilot. Matthew lives in New York City with his wife, daughter, and son.

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