Matthew co-founded Darby Field Advisors after his time serving at the U.S. Department of State.
While at the State Department he served first as the Congressional Liaison for the Office of the Global HIV/AIDS Coordinator, working under Dr. Deborah Birx. Matthew oversaw the bipartisan reauthorization of the U.S. effort to combat global HIV/AIDS, PEPFAR, through the U.S. House and U.S. Senate. Upon passage, he coordinated with the Administration to hold a high profile post signing ceremony with VP Mike Pence on World AIDS Day.
Matthew then moved to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs where he served in leadership for the 600 person Bureau with an annual budget of over 700 million dollars. As the Director of Public Affairs and Strategic Communications, Matthew led a team of more than twenty five public affairs professionals as they managed person to person programs in U.S. Public Diplomacy, and traveled around the world with the Assistant Secretary.
Before that Matthew served for years on staff for U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire where he worked with a diverse constituency base, large and small businesses, and took part in countless public events.
In 2011 Matthew helped manage Utah Governor and former U.S. Ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman's Presidential Campaign. He built wide ranging coalitions, managed social media, and planned town halls and campaign events.
Matthew started his professional career pioneering global health advocacy efforts for the ONE Campaign, co-founded by Bono of U2, starting in 2005 in New Hampshire and later in D.C. Through his advocacy work, he built a strong bipartisan base of support in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and engaged with high profile national leaders which led to billions more in funding for life saving programs.
A native of Nashua, New Hampshire, Matthew currently resides with his wife in Washington, DC.
Prior to co-founding Darby Field Advisors, Scott spent nearly two decades working at the intersection of public policy, politics and business development.
Most recently, Scott helped lead the successful New Hampshire Biden for President campaign where he served as Senior Advisor. In this role, Scott was instrumental in framing the campaign’s core messaging and outreach to grasstops and grassroots organizations.
Previously, as New Hampshire State Director for Senator Amy Klobuchar's primary presidential campaign, Scott led the campaign to a strong third place finish, catapulting Senator Klobuchar into the national spotlight. Scott was then promoted to Traveling Chief of Staff for the remainder of Senator Klobuchar’s campaign.
Scott served for more than seven years in U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s office as Deputy State Director and a senior advisor on business-related issues. Scott interfaced directly with New Hampshire’s businesses, education institutions, nonprofits, and trade partners to help craft and implement key federal policies and grant programs.
As Vice President of Business Development for Athenium Analytics, a technology company based in Dover, NH, Scott helped achieve historic growth in the company’s insurance practice.
In 2004, Scott was elected at the age of 19 to the New Hampshire House of Representatives, where he served for five years on the education, environment and agriculture, and election law committees. During his time in the State House, Scott championed economic recovery legislation targeted at rural populations. He was also named to the Democratic Caucus leadership team as an Assistant Majority Floor Leader.
Scott grew up in Lancaster, New Hampshire and attended Tufts University where he received a BA in Political Science.