Matthew Merighi

National Operations Director, National Security Innovation Network, U.S. Department of Defense

Matt Merighi is the Northeast Regional Director for the National Security Innovation Network, a program office in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). In his role, Matt builds relationships in New England between DoD entities, universities, and startups to accelerate innovation. A graduate Georgetown University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Matt began his career working as as civilian for the U.S. Air Force's international office. He has since worked in academia at the Fletcher School and co-founded two startups. A native of southern New Jersey, Matthew currently resides outside of Boston.