06/06/2008
Behind the Scenes
Need in Deed welcomes new Board members

Three Philadelphians recently joined the Board of Need in Deed.

Matt McClure
Matt McClure is an associate in the Real Estate Department at the law firm Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll. He counsels developers, nonprofits and universities in connection with a full range of real estate matters. His practice includes heavy emphasis on development, land use, zoning and historic preservation.

Prior to joining the firm he handled media relations for the U.S. Conference of Mayors and worked in the office of then-Mayor Ed Rendell. In 2006 the Philadelphia Business Journal honored him with the publication’s “40 under 40” award.

He lives with his wife and two boys in East Falls.

Howard Verlin
Howard Verlin is Executive Vice President, principal financial officer and director of Xanadoo Company. He co-founded the company in 1991 and has served in a wide variety of operational and financial roles. Xanadoo is currently rolling out wireless highspeek internet services in mid-sized markets in the Midwest and Southwest U.S.

Previously the firm operated and developed broadcast, cable and satellite television properties across the U.S. Before Xanadoo, he was an investment banker with Butcher & Singer. Howard is a recent graduate of the core class of Leadership Philadelphia.

He and his wife are raising five children, ages 5 through 19, and live in Center City.

Brett Matteo
As Managing Director of the PFM (Public Financial Management) Group, Brett Matteo is responsible for marketing, training, client support and new product development. With his colleagues, he provided financial advisory services related to capital structure development, financial risk management and debt transaction management to a national cross section of higher education institutions and public power entities.

Before joining PFM, he was an investment banker in the public finance departments of two major Wall Street firms. He is a recent graduate of the core class of Leadership Philadelphia.