Matt Conway is the founder and Executive Director of the RiseUP Group. It was after supervising 40 youth during Weaver High School's summer employment program in 2011 that he made it his mission to bring equal access to opportunity to youth in urban communities.
Matt graduated with a degree in Finance from the University of Connecticut and founded RiseUP while working in GE Capital's world renowned Financial Management Program. Matt has always had a passion for nonprofit work as he served as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of HuskyTHON while at the University of Connecticut, helping to raise over $350,000 for CT Children's Medical Center under his leadership.
Matt left GE Capital in August 2013 to move back to Hartford, CT to focus on developing RiseUP into a premier youth empowerment movement. When arriving back in Hartford, he was offered a leadership position at CareCentrix and currently serves as a Senior Manager at the company, focusing on developing internal process improvements and providing creative thinking to help grow the business. Matt continues to provide the frontline support and leadership for RiseUP while working with its board and other volunteers to grow the capacity and sustainability of RiseUP.