Noto Group works with American Alpine Club on key Operations Director hire

The American Alpine Club (AAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan “Nat” Matthews to the position of Operations Director. In this role, Matthews will be a key member of the Club’s executive team.

“Nat brings substantial financial skill and experience to the position along with a collaborative, solution-oriented style to his operations management,” said AAC Executive Director Phil Powers. “While Nat has lived many places, he considers Colorado his home and, like the rest of us, loves these mountains. I look forward to this new phase at the AAC.”

Beyond being an avid outdoorsman, Matthews brings a wealth of financial and operational expertise to the AAC, having led strategic and financial operations in the financial services and renewable energy industries. Matthews also has advised companies such as American Express and Boeing Corporation, working as a management consultant on projects focusing on process improvements, operational risk and financial controls. Matthews earned a BA in Environmental Studies from University of Colorado – Boulder, as well as an MBA in Finance and International Business from Michigan State.

The American Alpine Club worked with Noto Group Executive Search to fill this critical leadership role. The AAC was awarded the pro bono search as part of Notogroup’s annual “Search for Social Good” campaign.

“I cannot speak highly enough about the thorough search and daily support we received from Noto Group in this search,” said Powers. “Their expertise led us to an excellent pool of candidates and a stellar fit for this position.”

Roy Notowitz

Roy is the Founder and President of Noto Group. Over the past 20 years, Roy has been a trusted talent acquisition adviser to hundreds of leading consumer products, technology, and non-profit organizations nationwide. Roy was a recipient of the Sporting Goods Business SGB 40 Under 40 industry award. He has written for, and addressed, groups such as the American Marketing Association, American Electronics Association, Gear Trends, and the Outdoor Industry Association on topics that include talent alignment, hiring trends, executive recruiting, interviewing and selection.

In 2019, Roy launched How I Hire, a podcast that taps into the best executive hiring advice and insights through conversations with top industry leaders.

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