Vince Truant - Founder & Partner.   An accomplished senior executive with a track record of performance in both public and private organizations at all levels of senior management to include CEO and Chairman of the Board.  Successful in multiple industries with category leaders such as: Eli Lilly &Co., Miller Brewing Co./Phillip Morris (Altria), Sweetheart (Solo) Cup Co. and most recently EarthShell/ReNewable Products Corp.,  Vince brings valuable insight and perspective that benefits clients in all areas of business development and negotiations.  

Vince is noted for his business and market assessment skills coupled with planning and execution that create growth and profitability.  His ability and leadership have generated technical achievements, marketing advances, cost efficiencies and customized plans that have built business value in the environmental, packaging, consumer products, pharmaceutical and other industries at multiple levels of the business value chain.  He initiated efforts that strengthened the framework of the Farm Bill and Presidential Order 13101 that provide government purchasing guidelines which serve to broaden the use of sustainable packaging.  Additionally, Vince has negotiated major contracts and licensing agreements to create and support over $1.0 billion in gross sales. 

A template of high expectations and teamwork is the profile by which Vince works with clients to achieve their needs.  He has strong regard for the measurable contribution and accountability of Matrix to achieve client expectations.  Vince is a collaborative leader with management experience that drives results and sustained improvements across a wide range of operating parameters. 

John B. Nevling –  Partner.  John has a long track record of success in senior level marketing, sales, general business management and business development that includes a proven track record at both large and small companies.  He has been successful in bringing cutting edge products to market and expanded sales in four separate businesses comprising many business disciplines and markets.


Before joining Matrix, John was principal of Nevling Environmental Consulting for five years, handling business critical functions for his clients including business plan development, building relationships with environmental groups, and negotiating and signing supply agreements with major national distributors.  This success continues a pattern of performance with a focus on timely results. 


Previously, John served at Earthshell Corporation as Vice President, Product Management and Environmental Affairs where he successfully introduced innovative new packaging to the retail and institutional markets by establishing lasting relationships with customers, business partners and government agencies.  He has also held management, marketing and technical positions at National Starch and Chemical Company, including Business Manager of a group offering first-of-its-kind starch based foam packaging products.  John's experience also includes the starch, industrial chemical, biodegradable packaging, corrugated paper, textile and glass fiber industries.


Skip Boyles –  Partner.  Skip has 30 plus years senior management experience with such companies as Renewable Products, Inc, Sweetheart/Solo Cup Company, and CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield. As Chief Operating Officer for Renewable Products, he formalized the manufacturing organization, further developed processing technology, and improved product quality standards while significantly reducing overall manufacturing costs.


While at Sweetheart/Solo, Skip held several positions to include VP of Human Resources, Director of Business Development and VP & General Manager of Sweethearts Baking Division. Instrumental in the successful sale of the Bakery Division, Skip then took on the leadership for Human Resources where he reduced employee benefit related administrative expenses, was directly involved with multiple staff reorganizations, facility consolidation programs and oversaw HR daily administrative requirements for 5000+ employees operating in ten locations across the U. S.


As the Director of Facilities at Care First Blue Cross Blue Shield he managed a $50 million dollar, 2300 employee corporate facilities relocation plan integrating all facets of real estate development cost, budgetary planning, lease negotiation and operational planning for constructing two class A office buildings.


John Timson - Board Member.  John has over 25 years of marketing and general management experience and a track record of achieving profitable sales growth. His skill set includes leadership in strategic planning, brand building, global product sourcing, market  research, key account acquisition, advertising, promotional development, budgeting and strategic pricing.   John has held positions of increasing responsibility with industry leaders that include Black & Decker Corp., Danaher Corp., Newell/Rubbermaid Inc. and Sweetheart (now Solo) Cup Co.  He has also led the marketing and sales efforts for a regional craft beer company.


John is an excellent communicator with superior team building and leadership experience.  He believes in strong relationship management and is focused on identifying needs and developing creative planning and execution solutions for clients and customers. 


He has successfully executed major new business initiatives, developing key new customers and opening new market segments.  An example of a successful key initiative was to re-position and create a new hand tool program for a key retailer that achieved significant comp store sales growth with increased profitability.  This program grew that account's supplier sales  from start-up to $40 million in less than three years.  John is passionate about understanding consumer insights and relying on facts and data about the consumer or key target markets to help guide key business decisions, drive innovation in an organization and develop integrated marketing programs.