In May 2011, Matthew Wiltshire was named the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Community Development for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County by Mayor Megan Barry. In this capacity, Wiltshire is responsible for assisting Mayor Barry in recruiting new businesses to the city, helping existing businesses expand and working to ensure that the environment in Nashville is conducive to long-term economic growth.
Prior to his current role, Wiltshire was a Director in the Investment Banking Group at Avondale Partners, a Nashville-based investment banking firm, and was a partner at NEST-TN, LLC, a venture capital firm. Prior to returning to Nashville to join Avondale, Wiltshire helped found Greenbridge Partners, a private capital firm in Greenwich, CT and was a principal at Compass Advisers, an investment banking boutique in New York City. Wiltshire began his investment banking career as an analyst with Montgomery Securities in San Francisco and in New York.
A Hume-Fogg Academic High School alumnus, Wiltshire graduated with a BA degree in government from Dartmouth College. He was a member of Dartmouth’s heavyweight crew team and won multiple awards at collegiate, national and international competitions. Prior to joining the Mayor’s Office, Wiltshire served as the president of the board of Hands On Nashville and on the executive committee of boards of the Center for Nonprofit Management and the Tennessee Justice Center. A founder of the Kitchen Cabinet, a monthly discussion of policy issues and politics, Wiltshire also has served on the board of GenerationTN, the Sennet Society of the United Way, the Youth About Business Southeast advisory board and is active at Belmont United Methodist Church. He enjoys basketball and has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya. Matt has two sons, one of whom attends Eakin Elementary school, which Matt also attended, and the other attends West End Middle Prep.