Matt Stinson

Matt Stinson is the Director of University Advancement at the University of Mount Union. Matt along with Professor Mike Kachilla and Dr. Jim Thoma has been instrumental in the development and implementation of entrepreneurship as minor in the academic curriculum.

Matt spent most of his previous career in various executive leadership roles at multiple computer technology start-up companies. His first experience with technology entrepreneurship resulted in the acquisition of his company by Platinum Technology. Months later, Platinum Technology was acquired by Computer Associates for over $3.6 billion in 1999, the largest software company acquisition at the time. Matt worked with and consulted with a number of tech startup companies from 2000-2005 that successfully exited via acquisition strategies.

Matt brought his entrepreneurial mindset and business focus to the non-profit world in 2005 as the administrator of the Oaks Foundation. During his short tenure at Copeland Oaks, the Oaks Foundation provided approximately $5 million in income to Copeland Oaks and Crandall Medical Center. Matt was also part of the team that launched the Alliance Community Pantry in 2010 and helped raised the upfront capital needed for operations. He continues to actively serve on that board today.

Matt graduated with honors from the University of Mount Union, OH in 1994 majoring in Computer Science. He attained his MBA from Jones International University in 2005 with a focus on Entrepreneurship graduating Summa Cum Laude. In August of 2005, he completed intensive training at the William and Mary College National Planned Giving Institute.


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