Founder and Vice President of Sales
After joining Steven Bouchey in 1998, Bouchey & Clarke Benefits, Inc. was incorporated. As Vice President, Matt is responsible for Chamber relations, designing and implementing health, dental, and disability plan options, carrier negotiations, and direct and alternative distribution channels. Matt primarily works with the firm’s large clients where he structures rating proposals, develops RFP’s, and supports sales associates. Matt holds the Life Underwriting Training Fellowship and is working toward his designation as a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS).
Prior to joining Bouchey & Clarke Benefits, Matt founded his own benefits and insurance brokerage. Fully licensed for Life, Health, Disability, Accident Insurance for 27 years, Matt’s experience includes managing a sales and service office for First Commercial Life and First UNUM Life for seven years. He also helped to create a Life and Benefits Department for Don Allen Agency, a Property/Casualty agency in Rochester, NY.
Matt has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. While attending Allegheny, he was twice named All-American in golf, was Co-Captain of the 1983 Division III NCAA National Championship Golf Team and was named to the Allegheny Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993. A member of the Country Club of Troy Matt has served on the Board of Governors and the Green & Membership Committees.
He currently sits on the Executive Committee & Foundation Board of Seton Health Systems. An active member of several area Chambers of Commerce, Matt has utilized his passion for and experience in golf to assist many charities with fundraising and event planning. Matt has worked on numerous fund raising golf outings including Seton Health, Vanderheyden Hall, Rensselaer County Chamber, Commission on Economic Opportunity and Hillside Family of Agencies in Rochester