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Matt Samler

Senior Managing Director

Matt is the senior managing director and leader of Vista Site Selection. He has more than 15 years of incentives negotiation, site selection and real estate brokerage experience. Throughout his career, Matt has negotiated and secured well in excess of $1 billion of incentives for clients.

Matt represents clients through the full-spectrum of the site selection process, including in site selection strategy, incentives negotiation, program approvals and contract implementation. He has worked on projects in nearly all 50 states. In this work, Matt has assisted clients on a wide variety of projects including state-of-the-art large-scale manufacturing in aerospace and automotive; multiple headquarters and back-office relocations; distribution operations; and high growth/late stage tech companies.

Matt is regularly invited to speak at economic development conferences and events. Matt is a board member of ReadiVet and has served from inception/seed funding in 2018 through Series A funding in 2021, and its current national footprint expansion. Matt is a citizen of the United States, Canada and England.

Matt earned his J.D. from St. Mary’s School of Law and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2007 (currently non-practicing “inactive” status with the State Bar). Matt earned his B.A. with a concentration in finance from the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business. He also received a real estate salesperson license in 2007 in the State of Texas.


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