Matthew Tate is the director of business development focused on the West Coast at Retail Strategies. Matthew has spent the past 10 years working directly with municipalities to help educate them on their retail potential.
In addition to his work with municipalities, Matthew’s professional experience includes work as a strategic advisor to over 200 national retail brands and emerging retail concepts helping them leverage data and analytics to find new markets for growth across the country. Matthew’s clients included C-Suite leaders across different retail industries including restaurant, service, healthcare and hospitality in order to help build and execute a successful retail expansion strategy.
Matthew is a native of northern California, and he leads our West Coast expansion through his strong relationships with city managers, economic development professionals, and elected officials. Currently, he is a member of ICSC, ICMA, and the League of California Cities. He regularly attends their regional and national conferences. Matthew earned his bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. In his free time, he can be found coaching little league baseball, indoor soccer, fantasy football and flying drones. Spending time with his family is his greatest passion outside of helping cities find success.