As President and Co-founder of Emboss Partners, LLC, Matt Murphy leads the firm into new areas of growth in the field of business consulting and capital acquisition. Matt’s passion is working with entrepreneurial clients who seek new or additional sources of financing and the creation of effective strategies for business growth and expansion. Emboss engages with small and middle-market companies as well as not-for-profit organizations to assist in structuring debt and equity resources, guides strategic and financial planning and devises investing initiatives.
Matt joined Strada Education Network as the organization's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2017. Murphy later transitioned to the role of Managing Director of Corporate Development & Investments at Strada. In this role, Murphy was responsible both for non-profit and for-profit organizational social impact investing.
Prior to joining Strada, Matt spent two decades as a senior executive with Mays Chemical Company, Inc., a specialty chemical distribution company leading its finance, investment and corporate merger & acquisition (M&A) activities.
In addition to his corporate finance leadership responsibilities at Mays Chemical, Matt provided management and oversight of the company founder's personal family wealth as well as crafting the structure of the transactions that comprised this diverse business investment portfolio. Being highly entrepreneurial himself, Matt saw opportunities to monetize these financial management disciplines. He partnered with the company’s founder and CEO to create a consulting company that extended these activities to other businesses and individuals who desired these outsourced skills. The consulting company they created is Emboss Partners, LLC.
He has previously held senior leadership roles at BWI, LLC. Inc. as its principal and COO, and Huntington National Bank of Indiana, where he served as Senior Vice President of corporate lending.
For more than 20 years, Murphy has been a governor's appointee to various boards overseeing the Indiana Health Facility Financing Authority, Indiana State Teachers Retirement Fund, Public Employee Retirement Fund of Indiana, and currently INvestED. He also serves on the boards of Lynx Capital Corp., EmpowerED Families, the Advisory Board of the New Market Opportunity Fund, Inc., the Community Investment Fund of Indiana, Inc., Christel House International, I.U. Health Indianapolis Suburban Region, the Midwest Advisory Board of the I.U. Kelley School of Business Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, the I.U. Kelley School of Business Alumni Association Board and is a Director of Community First Bank of Indiana.
Murphy is a recipient of the Coalition of Minority Business Development and Indy Chamber William Henry Entrepreneurial Achievement Award, and the Center for Leadership Development Minority Achievement Award in Finance. Indianapolis Business Journal named him to its list of "Forty Under 40" professionals.
He is a graduate in management and administration from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.