Full Name
Matt Zieger
Job Title
Sr. Program Officer
Gitlab Foundation
Speaker Bio
Matt is Senior Program Officer of the GitLab Foundation where he leads global grantmaking and partnerships focused on improving economic mobility for low and moderate income individuals and communities.

Prior to this role, Matt was Chief Program Office for the Americas for Village Capital where he led teams responsible for capacity building and investment programs for high impact technology startups working in areas such as economic opportunity, healthcare, the future of work and sustainability. He also co-founded the Resource Initiative, a large-scale national capacity building and funding program for leaders of color guiding entrepreneurship support organizations, in partnership with the Black Innovation Alliance.

Matt has over 20 years of experience as a nonprofit executive, grantmaker, investor and economic development professional and loves to help mission driven leaders navigate building partnerships to scale outcomes, resilient teams, and future proof organizations. He has also held leadership roles at The Forbes Funds, Catholic Charities USA, and Team Pennsylvania Foundation - Pennsylvania’s private statewide economic development foundation. In his free time you can find him outside in trail runners or hiking boots, camera in hand, raising his two adventurous boys to do the same.
Matt Zieger