CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry movers and shakers today features Matt Cole, President, Cubic Transportation Systems and Senior Vice President, Cubic Corporation.
Matt is president, Cubic Transportation Systems, and senior vice president, Cubic Corporation.
Matt has held numerous positions in multiple locations for Cubic, including European head of Finance, vice president of Worldwide Financial Operations, managing director of CTS Australasia, senior vice president, Worldwide Strategy and Business Development and most recently deputy and executive vice president Worldwide Strategy and Business Development. During this time he has been instrumental in helping the business grow on three continents, as well as entering into adjacent transportation markets.
Matt led the launch of the company’s NextCity strategy in 2011 and, as president, will oversee its execution. Prior to joining CTS in 2003, Matt held various financial positions with large public and private companies such as British Airways, Schlumberger, First Choice and Endemol.
NextCity is Cubic’s vision for an information-driven solution that integrates all forms of transportation and provides a suite of tools for travelers to choose the smartest and easiest way to travel and pay for their journeys based on predictive and actionable information, while enabling transportation authorities and agencies to manage demand across the entire transportation network – all in real time and over the long term.
As a respected industry thought leader, Matt regularly participates in global events that drive the conversation toward smart cities – the international vision of making the world’s premier cities more livable. He is a board member of the American Public Transportation Association’s Business Members Board of Governors.
Throughout Matt’s tenure at Cubic, he has had substantial responsibility for helping customers achieve their objectives and was instrumental in the negotiation of the Future Ticketing Agreement with Transport for London, the award and mobilization of the Opal Card contract in Sydney and the acquisition of ERG’s businesses in Sydney and North America. Matt also led the acquisitions of NextBus and Serco’s Transport Solutions business – now called Cubic (ITMS) – as well as the launch of Urban Insights, a data analytics consultancy company, and the launch of multiple new products, such as NextAgent and NextWave.
Matt is a Chartered Certified Accountant and also holds an MBA from Oxford Brookes University.