Serial entrepreneur Matthew Scullion, CEO of Matillion has turned a technology enterprise into a global powerhouse worth $1.5bn.
Matthew is solving one of the most complex challenges for companies – how to compete using data. His career as a serial entrepreneur started at the age of 18 when he co-founded a software business which he subsequently sold to an American company. He then spent the following decade honing his skills in commercial IT and software development, before founding Matillion in 2011. By being one of the only British high growth enterprise software companies, as the majority of this innovation is US based, he is putting the UK on the map for technology innovation.
Throughout Matillion’s first two years, Matthew took no salary as he set about building a company of consequence; situated at the intersection of two booming markets - the cloud and the data.
He identified that while businesses were under intense pressure to become data-driven, a lack of IT infrastucture meant that they are unable to turn their data into useful insights, critical for success in the digital economy.
Matthew has spent the last decade focused on building Matillion, helping organisations use data better. He thrives on translating complex data solutions into business vision, helping business leaders better understand data integration and transformation to make a better impact on the world.
Innovation is at the heart of Matillion’s culture. In fact, one of their core values is to innovate and demand offering quality. Matthew insists that products must innovate faster than market requirements to ensure competitive advantage. This has been the foundation of Matillion’s global growth with over 800 companies across the globe using Matillion’ s solutions to gain more value from existing data insights. The COVID-19 pandemic also accelerated the pace organisations need to digitally transform, better connect with customers and streamline operations, leading to further growth for Matillion.
There are now more than 400 employees “matillioners” working between offices in Denver, Manchester, New York and Seattle. In 2021, Matillion created 180 jobs for the Greater Manchester area alone, as they gear up for further international expansion.