Matt LafataMatt Lafata –  President

Matt has over 18 years in the HR industry and has been with HRchitect since 2004. As President, he oversees all aspects of HRchitect including worldwide sales of HRchitect services, marketing, customer success, partnerships, consulting, finance, and corporate development.

As one of the industry’s leading thought leaders and analysts on Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems and Vendors, Matt extensively studies the HCM market place and talks to leading vendors on a regular basis to stay on top of trends in this industry. Matt has moderated numerous HCM shootouts and panel discussions for software vendors and HR organizations such as IHRIM. He has also been a featured speaker on HCM solutions and workforce trends at various industry and vendor conferences.

Matt is additionally tasked with ensuring that HRchitect maintains the strongest of commitments to the HCM technology vendor community. This includes attending vendor user conferences and analyst days, blogging and tweeting about vendor related news, strategizing on joint business opportunities, speaking to sales groups, conducting joint presentations, and more.

Matt is also the host of the industry’s most popular live Internet show, the HRchitect HR Technology Happy Hour WebMingle™.

Matt is also a former two-term City Council member in Frisco, Texas, the second fastest growing city in the U.S., a 2005 recipient of the “21 Leaders of the 21st Century” by Inside Collin County Business, a former chairman of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce business networking events, as well as being involved in many other community organizations. In 2011, HR Examiner named Matt one of the Top 25 Online Influencers in several categories: #10 in Recruiting, #5 in Talent Management, and #3 in Digital Influencers.

Matt studied finance and business management at Salem State College in Salem, Massachusetts.


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