Matthew Hughes


Vice President of Product & Program Management, SSI Group

Location: Mobile, AL


Matthew leads teams passionate about building great products and solving organizational problems. 

Work experience

SSI Group, Vice President of Product & Program Management
January 2013 - Present, Mobile, AL, United States

•    Results-driven, high-performance leader with diverse management expertise in directing application development, new product development and portfolio/project management
•    Experienced team builder, mentor and coach building and guiding multiple teams through trust, courage, empowerment, commitment and accountability for results
•    Excellent and tenacious problem-solver with a proven track record of salvaging failed and at-risk projects, processes, products and teams
•    Effective communicator building strategic relationships and managing expectations with senior leadership, key stakeholders, customers and teams

Compass Group, Director
August 2004 - December 2012, Mobile, AL, United States

- Translate business needs to working solutions that drive revenue, profit and productivity

- Roadmap for our IT moving from cost center to a Center of Excellence (COE) profit center

- Successfully deployed critical new project to all of Morrison Management Specialists ahead of schedule and under budget, which included significant investments in stability, scalability and speed.

- Enterprise application development including extensive optimizations and scalability efforts



ACO Information Services, Systems Developer
August 2001 - August 2004, Mobile, AL, United States

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) - involved in full software lifecycle for new and existing enterprise Windows applications using COM, VS6, VS2003, and SQL Server 2000. Product was targeted for regulatory agencies within state governments.