Matthew (Matt) Barden is Managing Director and Group Head, Specialty Sectors for BMO U.S. Treasury & Payment Solutions Sales Team. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing a national team of cash and liquidity management sales consultants focused on advising corporate clients on optimizing their working capital and implementing more efficient payment processing solutions. The Treasury & Payment Solutions group offer a full suite of solutions to help clients take control of their cash flow, including tools to help streamline payments and collections processes, as well as services that provide the information client need to make more informed decisions. Matt has been at BMO for over 15 years, previously serving as Director and Treasury Sales Consultant managing large and complex client relationships within the bank’s Specialty Sectors group. He started his BMO career as a Sales Associate supporting Financial Institutions clients. Prior to joining BMO, Matt was in Marketing at LaSalle Bank in Chicago working on the bank’s Sports Marketing initiatives including corporate sponsorships, branding and the Chicago Marathon. Matt served on the auxiliary boards for the Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Chicago Public Library Foundation. He is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) and an Indiana University graduate. He also holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and leadership certificates from the University of Chicago and Cornell University.