As President of Feeding America, Matt Knott leads the development of a strong and effective national network of food banks, with accountability for strategy development and national office operations. He also oversees member services, network learning and innovation.
Matt joined Feeding America in 2008 as Vice President of Planning. He was promoted to Senior Vice President of Planning and Analysis in February, 2010, and named Chief Operating Officer 2011. As COO, Matt led the development of the national strategic plan and worked with the CEO and Board of Directors to establish organizational outcomes and to monitor and manage progress toward them.
Prior to joining Feeding America, Matt spent 12 years at PepsiCo where he was most recently Vice President of Marketing for Gatorade. His career with PepsiCo also encompassed financial analysis and brand management roles, with responsibility for strategy formation, performance assessment, advertising and communications, new product development and innovation on other well-known brands including Tropicana, Quaker Cereals, and Propel Fitness Water.
Matt began his career with Arthur Andersen as a financial consultant, providing analysis and advice to public and private institutions in areas such as government contract consulting, litigation support, and turnaround consulting.
He earned his undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Notre Dame and holds a Master’s degree in Management from the Kellogg Graduate School at Northwestern University.