Senior Director, Diversity Strategies & Workplace Inclusion, CIBC Human Resources, Diversity & Resourcing
Matt currently serves as the Senior Director of Diversity Strategies and Workplace Inclusion for CIBC. In this role, he has accountability for developing strategies that support the attraction, retention and development of diverse talent.
Matt’s leadership in designing and implementing innovative diversity and inclusiveness programs has helped CIBC achieve a number of awards and recognition including Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, Best Employer for New Canadians, Top 10 Most Admired Cultures, and Best Workplaces in Canada.
Matt began his career in HR with Kelly Services Canada where he provided strategic staffing solutions and consultation to Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Walt Disney, Xerox, and S.C. Johnson. He later moved to Veritude, a division of Fidelity Investments where he worked as a Staffing Specialist focused on recruitment and employee relations supporting Fidelity’s Canadian and US operations in Toronto.
Additionally, Matt has worked as a part-time instructor with Centennial College’s continuing education program teaching several Human Resources Management courses that are compulsory for the Certified Human Resources Professional Designation.
Outside of his diversity and inclusion responsibilities at CIBC, Matt is the co-chair of CIBC’s GenNext Leadership Cabinet, and serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for Pride at Work Canada, and a Board Director for the Ontario Job Opportunity Information Network (JOIN). He also advises the TO2015 Pan/Para PanAM Games’s Organizing Committee as a member of both their Employment Advisory Council and Community Engagement Council.