Meet Our Students
Brian Matthews Brian is a native of Carthage, MO and attended Westminster College where he studied Biology and Chemistry. After college, Brian worked for Sigma Aldrich in St. Louis as a chemist in biochemical manufacturing. During his tenure at Sigma, Brian earned an M.S. in Biochemistry and Biotechnology from the University of Missouri St. Louis. He then continued to develop his experience with chemical manufacturing as a chemist at Dyno Nobel where he provided manufacturing support to multiple explosives production processes. In his chemical manufacturing roles, Brian found enjoyment by solving problems and working with great people.
Brian loves to learn. During his former work experiences, he began to develop a strong interest in finance. Post MBA, he plans to utilize his analytical and technical background in a position in finance. Outside of work, he and his wife Tabitha enjoy spending time outside and walking their dog Tut. He also likes riding his bike and is an avid Chiefs fan. Brian is looking forward to meeting new people and learning new things at UMKC, and he is particularly interested in the finance courses.