As the founder and CEO of Capital Slack, a technology-enabled commercial real estate mortgage marketplace, Matt Bertram is responsible for running all facets of the business shifting gracefully between his tech hoodie and business suit. Matt has a proven track record of leading business development in commercial real estate lending. Over the course of his career, Matt has originated in excess of $5 billion in loan transactions ranging from simple to complex. Most recently, Matt ran the Midwest CMBS originations team for PGIM Real Estate Finance. Prior to that, Matt ran a team handling the asset management for a portfolio of over $500 million in distressed loans and REO.Matt received dual degrees in real estate and finance from the Business School at The University of Wisconsin. He is a current member of the James A. Graaskamp Real Estate Alumni Association. Matt is the proud recipient of the Wisconsin Alumni Association Deal of the Year award for 2015.Matt is a member of the Urban Land Institute, and is a graduate of the inaugural Atlanta ULI Center for Leadership program. Matt holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.Matt is married to Trish McCann Bertram and together they raise Jersey, a 14-year-old rescued king charles/cocker spaniel who has never learned to bark, but has taken to scratching furniture when she is looking for attention. Jersey makes sure that Matt keeps his goal of getting up early in the morning, while Trish is truly Matt’s better half encouraging him to eat healthy, exercise, and give back.