Matt Plooster

Founder & CEO

Matt is co-founder and CEO of Bridgepoint who possesses over 19 years of investment banking experience, including 6 years experience in private equity fund management. Before Bridgepoint, Matt worked in Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Division and the Global Investment Banking Division at Deutsche Bank Securities (Chicago / New York). Cumulatively, he has completed more than $41 billion worth of transaction origination and execution (with $17 billion in M&A and $23 billion in capital raising). Matt is a director / observer of 4 corporate Boards and is a native of Nebraska.

He received his bachelors degree from the University of Chicago and is an alumnus of the Columbia Business School in New York. Licenses possessed include FINRA Series 7, 63 and 79.

In 2022, Matt was presented with the Leadership Award from Global M&A Network and the Emerging M&A Leader Award from Atlas Awards. In addition, he was recognized by the Midlands Business Journal as a 40 Under 40 winner in 2020.

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