Financial & Operations Manager
Matthew Wiggins is the Financial and Operations Manager at Advantous Consulting, L.L.C. With a dynamic career spanning various leadership roles, Matthew brings extensive experience in economic development, financial management, and operational excellence. In his current capacity as Financial and Operations Manager at Advantous Consulting, Matthew steers financial forecasting, budgeting, and operational management, providing strategic insights for accurate reporting. Simultaneously, he oversees HR, facilities, IT systems, and employee relations to foster operational efficiencies. Matthew’s previous role as CMO at Whiskey and Dreams, LLC saw him successfully manage business growth from 1 to 3 locations, implementing a comprehensive ERP solution, pioneering innovative revenue streams, and leading various projects, including expansion plans, electrical contracting, and restaurant operations.
Prior to this, as CFO at The TDP Group, Matthew played a crucial role in managing the company’s growth from startup to 400 employees. Responsibilities included implementing strategic systems, securing funding solutions, and overseeing the sales team to establish a consistent revenue pipeline. Before that, at Istrouma Labs, he held the position of CFO, managing accounting, creating budgets, predicting profitability, raising capital, and overseeing various aspects such as timelines, projects, employees, sub-contractors, and legal interests.
Throughout Matthew’s tenure at LSU LBTC as a Program Manager/Business Consultant, he worked with over 500 Louisiana businesses, contributing to the creation and retention of jobs and raising significant capital. Additionally, he founded and operated Protostripes, a prototyping center, creating cost-effective resources for product development. With a proven track record across diverse industries, Matthew is dedicated to driving business success, fostering growth, and contributing to economic development.