Matthew Coble

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Matthew Coble is CEO of G Inc., a digital innovation agency based in St. Louis that helps startups grow their businesses, works with corporate clients on new product development and innovation initiatives, and pursues internal startup ideas of their own.

Matt's leadership roles over the years have resulted in successful experiences building and leading multi-disciplinary teams across geographies, and he has developed deep skills in business strategy, branding and marketing, digital strategy, experience design, mobile, social media, and technology. His client work and research has also exposed him to a wide variety of entrepreneurs, emerging technologies, and many innovations that shape and affect our lives. He is an active mentor with two leading startup accelerators in St. Louis, and he regularly advises startups on a variety of topics.

Before co-founding G Inc., Matt was a senior creative and digital leader with FleishmanHillard, a global communications agency. He has over 18 years of experience in all things digital. During his time in FleishmanHillard's global headquarters in St. Louis, Matt worked with a number of the agency’s top clients including AT&T, Merck, Monsanto, Nestlé Purina, Saudi Aramco, Tyson Foods, and Washington University.

Prior to FleishmanHillard, Matt served as the General Manager in the Atlanta office of the digital agency, Schematic (now called Possible Worldwide). In that role, Matt started and led the company’s operations in the southeastern U.S. with clients such as The Coca-Cola Company, National Public Radio, the PGA Tour, the WTA Tour, Turner Broadcasting, and the U.S. Library of Congress. His team's work with Microsoft and NBC on the broadband video player for the 2008 Summer Olympics earned an Emmy award.

Before Schematic, Matt served as Chief Technology Officer of the digital agency, Studiocom. There he oversaw the company’s technology operations and the growth of its technology teams in its U.S. and Bogotá, Colombia offices. Before Studiocom, he created and grew his own digital agency and served as a leaders within other early digital agencies extending back to 1996.

Matt earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University. He, his wife, and his two children live in St. Louis, Missouri.


Financial Aid

The Workforce Investment Act governed by the Workforce Investment Board distributes funds through the UrbanForce program at the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE)