Matt Addington is a member of the Board of Directors of Triangle Lithium. His responsibilities include oversight of the execution and development of Triangle Lithium’s current projects in Argentina as part of the strategic vision of the company. Matt Addington is also the current President of International Affairs of Global Oil Management Group. He brings a high level of business acumen and a demonstrated history of success working in both operational and leadership roles in a highly competitive global market.
Prior to his current positions, Mr. Addington was the Executive Vice President of Federal Business for GoSecure, Inc., a cyber security company that provides cloud-delivered managed detection and response to both government and commercial customers to protect critical data and assets. This includes threat hunting, incident response and forensic services across the endpoint, network and inbox. Prior to joining GoSecure in 2016, Mr. Addington was Vice President and Director of Applied Domains at Giant Oak, Inc., which developed a search tool to hunt the deep and dark web for bad actors and/or negative information harmful to US and commercial interests. In 2012, Mr. Addington ended a 25-year government career and joined Blackbird Technologies, Inc., as the Director of Strategy, supporting Defense, Intelligence, and Federal Law Enforcement through the development of advanced technologies until Blackbird’s acquisition by Raytheon, Inc., in 2015.
Mr. Addington began his career in 1987 as a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Miami, Florida. During the period of 1989 to 1991, after attending US military-supported Special Operations training as a civilian, Mr. Addington participated in para-military operations in the jungles of Central and South America, targeting the infrastructure of narco-terrorist organizations. In 1991, he was transferred to the Ft. Lauderdale District Office where he was involved in undercover operations and conducted large-scale domestic and international drug conspiracy investigations. Mr. Addington was assigned to the US Embassy in Bogota, Colombia from 1995 to 1997 where he conducted joint inter-agency operations targeting and subsequently dismantling the Cali Cartel.
In 1997, after completing an expansive US Government Intelligence Community-driven training program, Mr. Addington was assigned as an Operations Officer, working for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in an overseas capacity. Between 2000 and 2010, Mr. Addington held management positions in the DEA to include: overseeing Mobile and Regional Enforcement Teams; Resident Agent in Charge in Raleigh, North Carolina; Executive Assistant/Advisor to the DEA Chief Counsel; Assistant Regional Director in Mexico City for the North and Central American Division overseeing Diversion/Pharmaceutical investigations and narco-fugitive apprehension operations throughout Mexico; Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the New England Field division, overseeing the management of enforcement groups in Boston, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire, to include the division-wide Financial Investigations and Money Laundering Group.
In the latter part of his government career, Mr. Addington was appointed to the Senior Executive Service as the Director of the El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC), located at Fort Bliss, in El Paso, Texas. Mr. Addington led over 500 personnel from 25 federal agencies, focused on transnational threat targeting and intelligence collection efforts in support of Counter-Intelligence, Counter-Terrorism, and Counter-Narcotic global missions and investigative requirements. Mr. Addington also oversaw the EPIC Command Center, which provided 24/7 support to federal, state, and local law enforcement needing immediate intelligence on high-level suspects and targets prior to or during US-based operations.
Mr. Addington attended Duke University, Fuqua School of Business and Executive Leadership: John Hopkins University, Executive Leadership Institute; and the Harvard supported Police Executive Research Forum. Mr. Addington is a member of the International Counter Terrorism Officers Association. He was a Division I, All-American soccer player and Collegiate National ‘Player of the Year’ Finalist.