Matthew Swift is the Co-Founder & CEO of Concordia. Since its inception in 2011, Matthew has grown Concordia into the leading nonpartisan global affairs forum dedicated to forming cross-sector partnerships that address the greatest challenges and opportunities of our time. Hosting summits in New York City, Miami, Bogotá, Athens, Madrid, and London, Concordia actively bridges the divide between the business, government, and nonprofit communities.
Today, the Concordia Annual Summit in New York City is the largest and most inclusive nonpartisan forum alongside the UN General Assembly. Matthew has interviewed preeminent world figures such as Former U.S. Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, Former Administrator of USAID Ambassador Mark Green, Former Homeland Security Advisor Frances Townsend, Former President of Colombia Álvaro Uribe, Carlyle Group Co-Founder David Rubenstein, former senior White House advisor Ivanka Trump, and Eurasia Group’s President & Founder Dr. Ian Bremmer, among others.
Matthew is the host and interviewer of The Swift Hour, a series of short video interviews with prominent government, non-profit, and business leaders like former Secretary of Transportation, Rodney Slater; U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy; Jared Kushner; retired General Wesley Clark; Dr. Susan Harvey; and more.
Matthew’s career spans the public and private sectors. He is Founder & Managing Partner at Montfort Advisory, a public relations and business development firm providing bespoke executive advisory services led by excellence and guided by a commitment to longevity and social responsibility.
Prior to founding Concordia, Matthew worked in the media industry, holding positions within News Corporation and its subsidiaries, Fox News Channel, British Sky Broadcasting, and the New York Post.