Matthew B. Murphy III
As Strada Education NetworkSM executive vice president and chief financial officer, Matthew (Matt) B. Murphy III leads the finance, accounting, audit and treasury functions for a national nonprofit dedicated to catalyzing more direct and promising pathways between education and employment.
Murphy has extensive experience in financial management, investment strategy, mergers and acquisitions, operations, and business development from his 31-year career with several large Indianapolis-based companies.
Prior to joining Strada Education in September 2017, he spent two decades with Mays Chemical Inc. There, he worked in progressive leadership roles spanning business development, finance and administration, investments and corporate development, and strategy. During a 10-year career with Huntington National Bank of Indiana, he became senior vice president of corporate lending, marketing and business development.
He previously served as chief operating officer and principal at BWI, a holding company with entities that provide real estate development/consultation for affordable housing projects, property/asset management, construction management and electrical construction.
In addition to his professional positions, for more than 20 years, Murphy has been a governor appointee to boards overseeing the Indiana Health Facility Financing Authority, Indiana State Teachers Retirement Fund, Public Employee Retirement Fund of Indiana, and INvestED.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in management and administration from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, where he serves on the advisory board for the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Murphy also is a member of the Lynx Capital Corp. board and investment committee and the boards of Monument Capital Partners, Heron Capital Venture Fund and the Community Investment Fund of Indiana Inc.
Murphy has received the Coalition of Minority Business Development and Indy Chamber William Henry Entrepreneurial Achievement Award as well as the Center for Leadership Development Minority Achievement Award in Finance. Indianapolis Business Journal also named him to its list of “Forty Under 40” professionals.