ABOUT

Matt’s Story

Matt is an Entrepreneur who found out about the power of proper accounting and excellent financial management through the sale of his previous two businesses. One unsuccessful and one extremely successful. He aims to share those lessons with people to empower them to higher profits and improved business valuations.

Matt holds a B.A. in Human and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University.

He was named one of San Diego’s Top 25 CEOs in 2013 by the San Diego Daily Transcript.

He was a finalist for “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2006.

Over the last 15 years, Garrett’s vision has evolved to bring accounting and finance to business owners without requiring them to learn accounting.

Sanelijo Partners

In 2008 Matt started San Elijo Partners, LLP, which invests in profitable, traditional businesses across a wide variety of industries. The core mission is to provide liquidity for management buy-outs in small privately held companies. San Elijo Partners, LLP partners with existing management and provides them the capital they need to buy-out existing, non-operational shareholders.

TGG

As the Founder of TGG Accounting (formally known as The Garrett Group), an outsourced managerial accounting firm, Matt set out in 2006 to reduce the abominable small business failure rate in this country by helping business owners achieve their goals through excellent financial management.

Over the last 15 years, Garrett’s vision has evolved to bring accounting and finance to business owners without requiring them to learn accounting.

Each of the past four years, TGG was voted one of San Diego’s 50 Best Places to work by its employees, qualified as one of the 100 Fastest Growing Companies in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal, and qualified for the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in the nation.

More importantly, TGG Accounting has had no clients close their business in the past 5 years. TGG has had 67 clients on these “fastest growing” lists, and TGG clients boast revenue and profit growth at 11 and 13 times the national average.