Matt Thomason launched ShipMate in 2013 with a vision of a video agency built around the best independent video producers in the industry. As executive producer Matt manages day to day operations, overseas initiatives and leads the continued growth of the ShipMate brand.
Matt Thomason has over eight years experience producing video & creative content for some of the largest television networks, advertising agencies and brands in the country. As a veteran of the United States Coast Guard, Matt knows the importance of having reliable, motivated and loyal shipmates on your crew. Matt holds a marketing degree and has extensive experience developing marketing & communications strategies for his clients. This unique blend of military, production & marketing experience led to the launch of ShipMate in 2013.
Before starting a career in production Matt grew up traveling the world with his family, was a professional white water raft guide and served in the U.S. Coast Guard in HI. After enjoying island life on Lanikai Beach in Kailua, Hawaii (Oaho) Matt returned to the mainland where he met and married his wife in Charleston, SC.
In 2008 Matt moved to Atlanta, GA where he currently resides with his wife Kim and two boston terriers. He is a avid runner, an aspiring ultra marathoner & ironman athlete, still misses the days that workdays included a surf break, occasional guitar player, self proclaimed beer connoisseur, National Park explorer, lifelong learner and believes strongly in giving back.