• Accounting Systems
  • Cash Flow Processes
  • Advisor Coordination
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Production & Operations
  • Banking & Capital
  • Strategic Financial Planning
  • Risk Assessments
  • Revenue
  • Operating Rhythm
  • Succession or Exit Planning
  • Readiness & Attractiveness
  • Price/Multiple

Mathew Cobbett

  • CFO
  • Detroit Metro

Matt is an experienced senior executive for small and mid-sized companies. He has helped found companies, raised investor capital, established commercial operations, built sales and marketing teams, managed human resources, developed finance operations, and managed P&L responsibility. Matt spent many years in management consulting. Matt is originally from Michigan, but has experience in Europe and lived in Asia for 9 years.

Before FocusCFO

Prior to joining FocusCFO, Matt launched ImmunoScape, originally founded in Singapore, in the US. He founded the company in the US, helped raise $25M in series B funding, developed the commercial organization, closed projects with major partners, created the finance department, helped build a lab in San Diego, led a rebranding of the company, and was responsible for the US P&L. Matt was a management consultant for several years. Matt began his career at Deloitte as an auditor and earned his CPA license.

    Other Interests

    • What is your favorite way to spend free time? I have a wide variety of interests. I enjoy traveling - both in the US and internationally. I love to read - especially history, biography, anthropology, art. I play piano - both jazz and classical. And, I love to spend time with my family - my wife and I have 3 kids - and we especially enjoy hiking.
    • What did you want to be when you grew up? I always thought I would be a musician. I spent the first few years in college as a piano performance major in the jazz department and had my own jazz trio for several years before switching to business.
    • What was your favorite vacation? My wife and I traveled to Umbria, Italy. We arrived with few plans, rented a car and improvised for 10 days, making lots of serendipitous discoveries that we still talk about many years later.

What attracted you
to FocusCFO?

I am a builder. I enjoy working alongside other entrepreneurs to realize opportunities. I thrive in ambiguity, like to tackle the unknown, and look for opportunities to create structure where none exists. I enjoy building teams and creating enduring relationships. I look forward to joining teams where I can bring value from my experience.

Curated insights by Mathew Cobbett