Ideal Electrical Supply welcomes Matthew Berry as our Chief Financial Officer. Matthew comes to us from Empirical, LLC as their Chief Analyst. Matt has 11 years of experience in investment management, consulting, and financial advisory services. He is a long-term investor with both public and private market experience. Matt has invested in or advised companies in the media, telecom, insurance, technology, consumer products, business services, and construction industries. Matt started his career at Accenture, consulting to Fortune 500 clients on value creation. He also worked at Deloitte’s business valuation group in London, before moving to the USA. In 2010, Matt joined a value-oriented hedge fund in Maryland. He has lead the structuring, valuation and due diligence for a number of private transactions in the state. Matt holds an MBA from Columbia University, where he was part of the selective Value Investing Program. He serves on the board of Advocates for Children and Youth, a Baltimore-based non-profit that gives Maryland’s children a voice in the state’s policies and legislation.