Matt Smith is the President of Stratcom since May 2017 and oversees the company’s day-to-day operations in fundraising, research and engagement to serve Canada’s progressive governments, charities, unions and political parties. Matt was Senior Director of Research & Engagement for six years and continues to play a lead role in all government-facing and election-related work. With fifteen years of research and campaign experience, Matt’s expertise includes strategic planning, designing multi-modal research projects, audience analysis and targeting and campaign planning and execution. Matt has a M.A. from the University of Toronto where he specialized in Electoral Geography with a thesis on minority electability under Vancouver’s at-large system; he later authored a similar study in Toronto.