Skip to main content

Matt Parson

Matt Parson

Cheif Financial Officer

Matt Parson is the Chief Financial Officer at CloudBees  Matt came to CloudBees from Red Hat, where he was  treasurer and an integral part of the finance team.

During his 12+ years there, Red Hat’s revenue grew from $200 million to almost $3 billion, and it became the largest  open source enterprise IT company in the world. During this  time, he helped manage the company’s tremendous growth  from 800 employees to nearly 11,500. Earlier in his Red Hat  tenure, Matt held the position of EMEA finance director, later  becoming international controller. In the latter role, he  established new entities and managed finance teams across  Europe, Asia and South America. Matt started his career in  public accounting, spending six years with three of the Big 4:  Arthur Andersen, Ernst & Young and KPMG. During this  time, he worked with large public companies and smaller  private companies, in industries ranging from technology to  healthcare to financial services.

Parson is a graduate of North Carolina State University  where he received both a B.S. and Masters in Accounting. He  serves on the Accounting Program Advisory Council for the  Poole College of Management at NCSU, the Board of the  Regional Transportation Alliance, as well as on the  Organizing Committee of the Victory Ride for the V  Foundation for Cancer Research. He is also a CPA licensed in  North Carolina.

Matt and his spouse, Michelle, reside in Raleigh, NC.  When not working he can usually be found on the golf  course or trying to keep up with his four German  Shorthaired Pointers.