Matt Taverna

Director of Sales and Business Development

Matt’s extensive career includes sitting on all sides of the table; as a client, a vendor and a data consultant. His ability to understand the unique needs of each vantage point translate into superior customer relationships and a well-executed workflow for our clients.

Matt has more than a decade of experience in political campaigns and advocacy. His early involvement included working the floor during a contentious Massachusetts state Democratic convention for gubernatorial candidate Warren Tolman. His knack for building trusted relationships in a fast-paced political environment led him to make Washington, D.C. his permanent home.

Once in Washington, he began working with advocacy groups, associations and think tanks like the National Association of Attorney Generals and the Brookings Institution. He went on to work as a consultant with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee while at the data startup Spotlight Analysis. And later worked with Grossman Marketing Group, directly under Steve Grossman, the former Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairman.

Since coming on board with TargetSmart he has successfully managed relationships, and optimized campaigns for some of our most prestigious clients including; the DNC, Center for American Progress, Ready for Hillary, Everytown for Gun Safety, and Americans for Responsible Solutions.

Matt graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Government from The College of William & Mary and did postgraduate work at The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management.

He currently lives in Alexandria, Va. with his wife and son.