Matthew Hughes is a Director of Technology Projects with Compass Group. Compass Group is the world's leading foodservice company with annual revenues of ₤13.4 billion (21.3 billion USD) and employs approximately 386,000 people in over 50 countries.
Matthew reports to the Vice President of Technology and leads teams passionate about solving organizational problems with a focus on delivering measurable business value. Matthew's background is primarily centered on enterprise technology projects, but also includes new product development and product expansion.
A magna cum laude graduate, Matthew holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of South Alabama. He holds multiple certifications including Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD).
Matthew serves on the Advisory Boards for the University of South Alabama's School of Computer and Information Sciences and the Lower Alabama .Net User Group. He co-founded the Lower Alabama .Net User Group in 2005 and was the Program Director 2005-2007, and also organized the first Code Camp in Mobile, AL in 2007 with over 120 attendees.
Compass Group, Director
August 2004 - Present, 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, VB.net and SQL Server 2000. Product was targeted for regulatory agencies within state governments.