Matt is also Principal of MLH Enterprises and Chairman of the Board for the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce. MLH Enterprises is a Dallas-based firm that provides education, professional development, and political consulting to organizations across the country.
Clients include The Nelson Mandela Foundation, KIPP Charter School System, and various political candidates in the Dallas area. Matt was previously Executive Director of Group Excellence, a mentoring and tutoring company that provides programs to schools across the country. By hiring the best professionals, undergraduate and graduate students, and educators, Group Excellence sets the standard in preparing students for college and life.
A desire to drive change, specifically in the area of economic equality for all, is Matt’s personal mission. Houston believes the path to success is through education and business creation. To that end, he works tirelessly to advocate for new businesses, wealth and job creation, and communities that create and value their economic engines.
- -Management Consulting
- RISING TALENT
- Management consulting
- project management
MLH Enterprises| Dallas, TX |Oct 2013-Present
Principal Management Consultant
✓ Manage education, business, and political organizations in marketing, branding, and company culture
✓ Responsible for creating programs to enhance elementary, middle, and high schools in leadership of the student body
✓ Provide workshops/lectures to college students and young professionals to develop them professionally
✓ Creates turn-key programs to foundations and organizations, implementing logistics and staffing for program, raising over $500,000 in start-up funds
✓ Creates leadership programs for businesses and organizations, and implement logistics to ensure execution
Group Excellence | Dallas, TX |Aug 2009 -Sept 2013
Executive Director/External Affairs
✓ Manage business development and contract implementation relationships with over 100 School Districts, 40 Colleges, and other education entities in the United States
✓ Responsible for external relationships/partnerships with other companies and organizations involving tutor recruitment, corporate mentors, in-kind contributions, & reporting student achievement results to parents, schools, and district administrators
BEAM | Oct 2015- Present | Forth, Worth Texas
Chief Of Staff
With the mission to equip and empower nonprofits to solve the world’s challenges, BEAM's vision is to drive efficiency and increase quality of services for organizations through technology.
BEAM offers bundled technology and professional services to provide high quality back office services and the capacity to grow. BEAM can eliminate high up front platform configuration expenses, eliminate the hassle of maintaining system, eliminate training time, and allow organizations to spend more time on programs while owning their technology. Services include bookkeeping, accounting, donor management, grant management, data entry, and allow for additional services to be easily deployed in the future. By aligning our company with the nonprofit operations, BEAM utilize the best technology to deliver better services and save money
Marketing & Branding
MBA in Executive Masters of Business Administrations
Texas Christian University
Year graduated 2013 - 2014
BA in Economics
Southern Methodist University
Year graduated 2002 - 2006