Matthew Hannus is an experienced business builder and deal enthusiast focused on working with other ambitious early to mid-stage company founders to drive revenue, grow their teams, align strategy, and manage capital to meet aggressive growth goals.
Most of his career his has had a specific focus on the technology and entertainment industry, but his curiosity has gotten him involved in everything from granola to garbage companies. His expertise spans experience design, service delivery, operations, business development and corporate development.
He is currently helping to build several companies including Bound, the mobile storytelling platform of Apiary Entertainment, where he is cofounder and EVP Publishing. Matthew is also a mentor, advisor, and occasional angel investor.
Matthew has always tried to keep things interesting professionally. He was the cofounder of a game company that he bootstrapped from zero to profitability. He has worked alongside some the most creative minds in the world like design teams at Disney and legendary talent like Jimmy Buffett. He has built and led multi-disciplinary teams of over 200 people. Always driven by creative deal making, Matthew has participated in hundreds of deals of all types including financings, M&A, distribution, publishing, content, technology, partnerships, and strategic alliances.
Matthew is a frequent speaker at conferences like Digital Hollywood, Game Developers Conference and LOGIN, and has been a speaker for events at companies such as Disney, Google and Founder Institute.
Matthew is also working both fiction and non-fiction writing projects.
Learn more about Matthew’s background on LinkedIn. You can also find him on twitter @mhannus and Instagram @mhannus.