Matthew Talbert is a senior corporate executive who has built his reputation by applying his management and creative skills to a variety of successful business ventures.
He founded International Trade Finance Corporation, an international extension of his previous successful business venture, ABS Worldwide, Inc., a U.S.-based corporate barter company serving the Fortune 500. Matthew expanded his efforts internationally by creating International Offset Corporation, a strategic consulting company that helped foreign governments leverage certain assets and funding to Procure hundreds of expense items.
Mr. Talbert also founded Flight Environments, the worldwide leader in aviation insulation and acoustics, Sunswept Pacific Communication which produces and manages special events throughout the U.S. for corporate and non-profit associations and other clients. Mr. Talbert founded Contract Publishing, a sponsored publishing firm publishing 23 titles. Titles included the Beverly Hills Telephone Book, BMW Magazine, PGA Directories, the Los Angeles Advertising Club Belding Awards program and several publications for the Economic Development Corporation of Los Angeles.
Mr. Talbert also founded Associated Outdoor Services which became the second largest Outdoor buying service in California. He has had a successful career in the jewelry industry graduating from the Gemological Institute of America, and has been a Senior Member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers. Mr. Talbert has a degree in business management from California State University Northridge and attended California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo with an accounting major.
He is the owner of Pritchard Hill Vineyards in Paso Robles, California and was the owner of Veris Cellars. Veris is one of the area’s most prestigious wineries, producing high quality estate wines from 200 acres of various grape varietals.
Mr. Talbert has been featured in the Los Angeles Business Journal and quoted in such nationally respected publications such as Nation’s Business and Entrepreneur. He’s made appearances on numerous radio programs and CNN. He has sat on the boards of the Corporate Trade Council (CTC) and the International Reciprocal Trade Association (IRTA).
In the spirit of philanthropy, he has seen the need and desperation of people in third world countries, and the devastating effects of what the lack of clean water create. In hopes of helping and leaving a legacy of giving back, he has pursued and developed the least expensive drilling equipment for retrieving water, specific for third world applications. As Chief Executive Officer, Matthew Talbert oversees all business operations, strategies, and partnerships at Aquafor. He funded and built Borelite which organizes and creates this wonderful tool to restore new life to these dire conditions and is proud to leave behind a footprint of hope.
Talbert is an avid pilot and flies a King Air airplane. He’s also a scuba enthusiast holding advanced levels of certification including deep diving, search and recovery and rescue diver. Further, Mr. Talbert is a semi-professional race car driver, owning race teams and driving in such prestigious events as the 24hrs of Daytona. He is also a student of martial arts and has been practicing for over 20 years.