Matt Lafata has over 25 years in the HR industry & has been with HRchitect since 2004. As President & CEO, he oversees HRchitect’s sales, marketing, customer success, partnerships, consulting, finance & global strategy.
Matt extensively studies the HCM and WFM marketplaces & talks to vendors on a regular basis to stay on top of trends in this industry. Matt has moderated numerous HCM/WFM system panel discussions for vendors & HR organizations. He maintains a strong commitment to the HR technology vendor community including attending conferences & analyst days, blogging & tweeting, strategizing on joint business opportunities, speaking to sales groups, conducting joint presentations, & more.
Matt is a long-time business consultant & entrepreneur, helping build highly successful businesses for over 30 years. Prior to HRchitect, Matt was an Executive VP with Sage Software & responsible for enterprise-wide marketing, sales, product development, human capital strategy, certified consultants & more.
Matt is also a former two-term City Council member in Frisco, TX, a recipient of the “21 Leaders of the 21st Century” by Inside Collin County Business, served on numerous community boards and various industry editorial committees, and has appeared on HR Examiner’s Top 25 Most Influential lists multiple times.
When Matt isn’t working with the HRchitect team, HCM vendors, and our clients, he enjoys traveling with his spouse, who owns a travel agency, and spending time with their six children, as well as supporting many causes he is passionate about including the prevention of cruelty to animals. He also enjoys many hobbies and loves discussing everything from trivia, movies, history, sports, bourbon, politics, and his general reflections and philosophies on life. Matt is also arguably one of Bruce Springsteen’s biggest fans, having seen him perform live over 50 times during the past few decades as well as amassing a sizeable collection of Springsteen memorabilia and live recordings. Originally from the Boston area, he is also an avid follower of New England sports teams.