Matt Blumberg

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Matt Blumberg is Chairman & CEO of Return Path, Inc., the company he founded in 1999. Return Path is the market leader in email optimization, helping thousands of businesses use the email channel more effectively to promote and protect their brands. Prior to founding Return Path, Matt was General Manager of the Internet division of MovieFone, Inc. (777-FILM) until the company’s acquisition by AOL, and had previously worked in venture capital and management consulting.

The company and its “People First” culture has been a member of the Inc 500 list of America’s fastest growing small companies multiple times and has won a number of employer of choice awards, including the #2 mid-sized company on Fortune Magazine’s “Best Companies to Work for” list. Matt was a co-founder and serves as Board Co-Chair of Path Forward (, a non-profit that was spun out of Return Path in 2016 whose mission is to empower people to restart their careers after time spent focused on caregiving.

Matt is the author of Startup CEO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Business, published by Wiley & Sons and based on his popular blog on entrepreneurship, Only Once (, and he has served as director and chairman of a number of industry, corporate, nonprofit, and community boards.

Matt attended Princeton University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with an A.B. in Urban Planning in 1992. He lives with his wife Mariquita and his three children, Casey, Wilson, and Elyse in Scarsdale, NY.