Matt Connelly serves as Georgia Oak’s Operating Partner covering the Logistics sector. Matt provides his expertise in transportation and the broader supply chain arena to assist our due diligence and management of logistics investments.
Matt is a transportation and supply chain industry veteran with a 32-year track record at United Parcel Service (“UPS”) where he developed the network strategy and design for the U.S. transportation network and was responsible for the sourcing of purchased transportation. Matt has recently been the Chief Executive Office for Good360, having prior served on the Board of Directors for eight years, including the last four as Co-Chairman. During Matt’s three years as CEO of Good360, the organization, has tripled its growth by providing strong reverse logistics solutions to companies like Amazon, Walmart, Nike, and Lowes. Good360 distributed over $1.8B of product in 2021 making it a top 5 nonprofit in the United States.
Matt began his UPS career as a package driver and progressed through a series of operations and engineering roles within UPS, including UPS Supply Chain Solutions. Matt played a significant role with UPS’s expansion into global markets, forwarding and contract logistics services. Additional accomplishments include executing multiple contracts with the US Postal Service, and leading the integration of Coyote Logistics, which is the largest acquisition in UPS history.
In addition to his responsibilities for UPS Network Operations, Matt also served on the UPS Humanitarian Relief Program Steering Committee and oversaw UPS’s humanitarian relief transportation solutions for The UPS Foundation. Additionally, Matt represented UPS for five years on the American Red Cross Corporate Advisory Council.
Matt earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northeastern University, and completed the Goizueta Executive Program from Emory University. Matt and his wife, Cathy, reside in Suwanee, Ga. and have two adult sons, Joe and Jack.