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Matthew Clyde (@matthewclyde) began his creative career at the age of 19 when he received the Sundance Institute Young Writer’s Award. The experience set him on an exciting creative career, which has taken him on assignments from Hong Kong to Costa Rica, Europe to Hawaii. In every endeavor, Matthew looks at any challenge being full of great opportunities and is always ready with new insights and inspirations—driving him as a business leader, mentor and entrepreneur.

Over his diverse career Matthew has worked in Fortune 500 organizations, small start-ups and New York agencies. He worked for Franklin Covey in their Marketing Innovation group taking the 7-Habits of Highly-Successful People and First Things First training to organizations like Starbucks, Ritz-Carlton and PetCo. His entrepreneurial ambition led him to create many of the first online training programs and launch some of the first websites in the travel industry.

In 2005, Matthew launched his own firm, Ideas Collide, with offices in Phoenix and Portland. Ideas Collide serves clients worldwide including international brands in hospitality, technology, consumer goods, health care and education. Matthew’s passion for life is demonstrated in his extensive travels, dedicated community involvement, and generous care to his family and friends. Matthew currently serves on the executive committee for the Greater Phoenix Chamber and on the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association  International (HSMAI) Foundation Board.

40 Under 40

Most Influential Business Leaders in Phoenix


Best Company Culture IMPACT Award, Greater Phoenix Chamber

HSMAI Top 25 Minds

Sales & Marketing

Forbes Agency Council

Official Council Member 2019

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