Matthew Bateman, Executive Director & CEO
After a successful 20-year career in the financial services industry with such firms as Merrill Lynch, Shearson Lehman Brothers and Smith Barney, Matt initiated the Development effort for the Devereux Foundation (NY) in 2000. After a six-year tenure, he founded Bateman Development Group (BDG), a consulting firm designed to assist non-performing Not-for-Profits with fundraising issues and programmatic difficulties. This led him in early 2010 to In Flight, Inc., a 501(c)3, full-service volunteer agency for people with developmental disabilities under the auspices of OPWDD. During 2010, Matt assumed a substantial operational role, and in October of that year, was made Executive Director and CEO. Within 18 months, he removed In Flight from Early Alert (EA) status and acquired Special Needs Program (an agency also on EA), as well as Eagle Case Management.