Managing Director, MMG Advisors
Matt Kaden brings nearly 20 years of executive and strategic advisory expertise in the fashion and retail industries to MMG Advisors, as a Managing Director of this boutique investment banking and strategic advisory firm servicing fashion and retail. Matt — like all of MMG’s senior partners and principals — spent the first part of his career as an executive in the industry he now services. His experience in finance, strategy and planning provides him first-hand perspective essential to critically think about and plan for the strategic and development needs of MMG’s clients. He is particularly well-versed in helping firms navigate through the confluence of fashion and technology, especially digital commerce.
Prior to joining MMG, Matt co-founded Matter Strategic Advisors, a firm that focused on helping companies plan for business growth or exit. At Matter, he facilitated strategic partnerships, including M&A, joint ventures and creative licensing to solve complex business challenges for his clients. It was during this time that he forged a strong working partnership with MMG. Matt began his career at Macy’s East esteemed Executive Training Program. After Macy’s, he joined Kellwood Company, where held roles in finance and strategic management and then Jones Apparel Group in planning. Upon completing his MBA, Matt joined Avalon Net Worth as a Director, where he advised consumer product companies primarily on sell-side M&A, strategic partnerships and licensing transactions.
Matt is a member of The Expert Network of the New York Fashion Tech Lab, mentor for both XRC Labs and Trendseeder, has been published in WWD and is featured on a Fashion is Your Business Podcast.