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Matthew Anderson

OBJECTIVE World domination

It's all about the art of the possible and leveraging diverse technologies and media to create a vision that drives compelling content and reinforces an entity’s brand through engaging customer experiences. With a background crossing the cultural divide between soft communication skills and hard technical knowledge, I understand how emotional intelligence, technology and clear communications can be the gateways to an inspired and motivated team focused on creative solutions and turning ideas into reality.


  • Wide-ranging technical savvy
  • Communications excellence
  • Agile project management
  • Confident leadership

  • Educated risk analysis
  • Financial acumen
  • Cross-functional integration
  • International moxie

Digital Marketing Strategy Architect – CH2M – January 2016 – Current – and
Brand Experiences and Channels Manager – CH2M – July 2014 – January 2016

  • Diverse communications include efforts to raise the company’s digital and storytelling IQ for greater content impact as well as the creation of a strategic communications plan for worker welfare issues
  • Content strategy guided by SEO, A/B testing and analytics, with attention to WCAG accessibility standards
  • Program and product management goals and priorities driven by consulting with business groups and operational stakeholders, aligning marketing campaigns in support of overarching corporate strategies
  • Technical leadership includes identification of system and cross-departmental use-case requirements; technical solutions evaluations; budgeting; risk and change management; composition of related business cases and technical briefs for executive leadership
  • Leading the first Fortune 500 implementation of Drupal 8 in an Agile development environment
  • Establishing multi-agency developer workflows for wider system access and content modeling for diverse product integration opportunities (across Web sites, apps, digital signage and other platforms)
  • Managed an international crew of two videographers and an events planner for initial year of team transformation; placed priority on removing barriers and helping direct reports fulfill career ambitions
  • Balancing design with functionality: harmonizing efforts between branding and development agencies; managing agency relationships for more unified, collaborative work behaviors

Lead Multimedia Developer / Project Manager – CH2M HILL – December 2009 – July 2014 – and
Web Developer – CH2M HILL OMI – July 2006 – December 2009

  • Developed and managed more than 20 websites; adapted to changing standards and methodologies
  • Provided editorial guidance and functionality recommendations during strategy development phases
  • Mentored graphic designers and marketers regarding application of digital, Web and mobile technologies
  • Broad range of interactive deliverables, including location-sensitive translations feature for water resource site, seamless integration of online credit card payment systems and online billing calculators
  • Process improvements included streamlined CEO report creation and automated online form processes
  • Established app developer accounts and workflows for Apple iOS, Google Android and Microsoft Windows platforms

Creator / Web Content Producer / Freelancer – Mattopia.com – July 2000 – Current

  • Hand-coded site contains 1,300 pages, more than 1 million words, hundreds of photos from world travels
  • More than 800 articles and interviews written for Interference.com (scooped competition; articles quoted by VH1.com and MTV.com), TurnerClassicMovies.com, MovieHabit.com, Rocky Mountain Sports and Fitness, Campus Press (University of Colorado, Boulder), Greeley Tribune and other publications
  • Cultivating strong interviewing skills during one-on-ones with Oscar-winning talent and other notables
  • Sharpening photography skills while traveling abroad, including U2 events in 13 countries
  • Fine-tuning storytelling and visual sensibilities via film criticism as a member of the reviewing press
  • Freelance Web development includes seven sites for Philip Anschutz companies

Founder / Philanthropist – MATTAID – Birth – Current

  • Founding genius behind Mattopia's acclaimed philanthropic foundation centered around pro Bono work
  • Generating community awareness of the difficulties in maintaining the Mattopian lifestyle
  • Raising moolah through assorted charity events in order to make the magic happen

Technical Writer / Trainer / Web Support
– LANSA – October 2003 – November 2005

  • Documented and supported Web-based and database-driven software for consumer product ID initiatives
  • Created corporate messaging for new releases and updates throughout development cycle
  • Performed online demos and training sessions to help customers better understand system processes
  • Tested software for response time, load capability and ripple effects from bug resolutions

Technical Writer / Trainer / Web Designer – Intelligo – June 2002 – October 2003

  • Quickly learned client-specific procedures, terminology and applications during ERP implementations
  • Created custom, process-oriented documentation and training materials as part of change management
  • Trained end users in classroom settings in Atyrau, Kazakhstan; The Hague, Netherlands; London, England; class attendees represented all levels of companies’ organization
  • Assessed functionality and flexibility of various Web-based training development packages

Software Support Consultant / Trainer – J.D. Edwards – July 1998 – May 2002

  • Taught assorted classes for clients and employees on location in several J.D. Edwards offices worldwide
  • Worked with clients to test and duplicate issues, create work-around solutions and research data issues
  • Resolved high volume of client issues and strove to provide expedient issue resolution
  • Created supplemental end-user documentation for the user-accessed, Web-based “Knowledge Garden”

Fortune 500 experience began during an accounting co-op program within IBM’s software division, during which I was evaluated as the best intern in the department. Then, entering J.D. Edwards in accounting, challenges included the migration of the Mexico City office's billing system to Denver while establishing new procedures for Mexico’s billings and ensuring conformance to Mexico's business laws. In the process, lost revenue was uncovered and a cross-functional career began.


  • Worked in or visited nearly 40 countries during a cumulative total of more than two years abroad
  • Toured joint ventures in Beijing, Shanghai and Suzhou as part of International Business Master’s program
  • Participated in student exchange program; worked in corporate law firm in the heart of London, England


  • Web Design and Applications: Acquia Cloud, Adobe Creative Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Bootstrap, Campaign Monitor, Coda, Hype 3, PhpStorm, Social Media (Hootsuite, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube)
  • Coding Tools and Content Management: ActionScript, ASP, CSS3, .Net, Drupal, Git, Google Analytics, Hootsuite, HTML5, IIS, iPressroom, JavaScript, Joomla, jQuery, JSON, Kentico, PHP, Q4, Symfony2, Twig, WordPress, Xcode, XML
  • Database / Data Retrieval: Access, MySQL, Oracle, ReportSmith, SQL Server
  • Words and Numbers: Apple suite (iOS and Mac), AP and Chicago styles, Final Draft, Microsoft Office


  • Master of Science: International Business (Business School), University of Colorado at Denver
  • Bachelor of Science (Double Degree): News–Editorial (School of Journalism and Mass Communication) and Business Administration (School of Business), University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Member: Official U2 Fan Club; membership dates back to the Propaganda days
  • Member: Project Management Institute
  • Member: Scrum Alliance
  • Member: Denver Art Museum, Denver
  • Member: Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C.) / Senator John Heinz History Center (Pittsburgh)
  • Curator: Mattsonian Institution
  • Official player in Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon; personally conducted a red carpet interview with the man
  • Subscriber: The New York Times, National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Afar, Archaeology, Vanity Fair (iPad/iPhone editions)



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