Matthew Clyde

President + Co-Founder

From a young age, Matthew always went big — big ideas, big brands, big impact! His love for story and innovation started as an 8-year-old entrepreneur launching big businesses (in his mind) from his garage, continuing when he was 19 and received the Young Writers Award from the Sundance Institute. His diverse experience as a brand marketer and consultant has taken him inside some of the world’s most renowned organizations, including Starbucks, Ritz-Carlton and Motorola. Matthew launched Ideas Collide in 2005 after years of working with blue chip brands, New York advertising firms and worldwide travel, technology and internet companies. His expertise in developing marketing strategy has made him the trusted advisor for some of the fastest-growing companies (evolvedMD, Danzeisen Dairy, and Banner Health) and iconic brands (BWH Hotels, Paul Mitchell, and Vitamin Water) across North America.

From working with best-selling authors to celebrity chefs, and exciting local startups to important non-profits, Matthew treats authentic connection, giving and bold innovation as symbiotic for business success. It’s why he and Ideas Collide have invested over $3 million into community giving and impact. Notable recognitions include a spot on Phoenix magazine’s “Great 48” most influential Phoenicians list, being named a “40 Under 40” business leader by the Phoenix Business Journal, and as one of the “Top 25 Minds in Marketing” by HSMAI (Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International). He is a member of Forbes’ Agency Council.

Matthew is happiest when he’s on the road experiencing unique destinations with his three children and loyal German Shepherd Boxer, Finn.

Awards + Recognition

  • 40 Under 40

    Phoenix Business Journal

  • Top 25 Minds in Marketing


  • AzBusiness Leaders

    AZ Big Media

  • Top Leaders Making a Difference

    In Business Magazine

  • Great 48

    PHOENIX magazine

Leadership + Community

  • Board Member

    HSMAI Foundation

“It’s not just about selling a product, it’s about creating + telling a compelling, full brand narrative.”

  • Matt and Finn
  • Matt Clyde at Podcast Studio Trailer