Senior Vice President and Managing Director, International
Matthew Small is Senior Vice President & Managing Director, International for Blackboard. In this capacity, Matt is responsible for sales, marketing and operations to support the company's global growth outside the United States and Canada.
Since joining Blackboard in 2002, Matt has led several major company transactions, including the acquisition and integration of the SA Cash division of Student Advantage, Inc. in 2003, Blackboard’s initial public offering in 2004, the acquisition and integration of WebCT, Inc. in 2006, the public convertible debt offering and acquisition and integration of Xythos Software, Inc. in 2007, the acquisition and integration of The NTI Group, Inc. in 2008, and acquisition and integration of ANGEL Learning and Terriblyclever Design LLC in 2009. Matt also led the acquisitions of Elluminate, Wimba, Presidium Learning in 2010 and Moodlerooms, Netspot and Txttools in 2011. Prior to his role as Managing Director, International, Matthew served as the company’s General Counsel and Head of Business Development, Marketing and Sales Operations. In 2006 and in 2008, Matt was named one of Washington, D.C.,’s “Top 40 Lawyers Under 40” by Washingtonian Magazine and in 2008 he was named one of Inside Counsel Magazine’s top 10 MVP GC’s in the USA and one of the “Top 40 Graduates Under 40” of the University of Connecticut.
Before joining Blackboard, Matt was in private practice at the law firm of Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault LLP where he planned, structured and negotiated a broad range of technology company transactions, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, public offerings, joint ventures and complex licensing transactions.
In April 2016, Matt received the designation of Master Scholar Award from the University of Denver as a recognition of his professional success.