Focus Areas

  • Offensive & Defensive Cybersecurity Operations
  • Data Collection & Management Strategy
  • Infrastructure Security


  • BS in Cybersecurity Management & Policy, University of Maryland Global Campus
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
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Matt is an energetic and creative technical leader who has a deep background in both Offensive Cyber Operations (OCO) and Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO), infrastructure security, ITOps, and custom solutions engineering. He’s an expert at implementing and assessing organizational security posture and translating technical gaps into business impacts.

Prior to Cuesta, Matt supported the Department of Defense in a variety of roles – both enlisted in the US Navy and as a contractor. His time as a contractor focused on building and deploying Big Data systems for DCO data storage and analysis, and as an enlisted Sailor he focused on exploiting information systems to gather intelligence.

Matt joined Cuesta Partners because he wants to break down the complex beast of cybersecurity into digestible chunks that have direct business impact to an organization.

Matt lives outside of Baltimore, MD and spends his time with his small zoo (cats, dogs, snakes), keeping up with the latest video and board games, and playing and coaching volleyball.