Matt GuyTon '07

Texas Gulf Coast ChapteR TRUSTEE

A native Houstonian, Matt Guyton graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. He was commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy and began his service as the Gunnery and Ordnance Officer in USS STETHEM (DDG 63) home-ported in Yokosuka, Japan. In 2009, he entered Nuclear Power School in Charleston, South Carolina, and later completed Prototype training at MARF in Ballston Spa, New York. His second tour was on USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74) as a Reactor Propulsion Division Officer.

After five years of active duty service, Matt returned to Houston and began a career in the energy industry at Bechtel Corporation. Serving in several technical positions, he supported multiple domestic and international oil and gas projects. In 2016, he was awarded a Master of Business Administration from Rice University, and upon graduation began a career in energy finance working as an investment banker. Matt is currently a Director on Piper Sandler’s Energy & Power Investment Banking team focusing on mergers and acquisitions and capital raises for clients in the energy services and equipment sector.

Matt has served on the leadership team and boards of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association Texas Gulf Coast Chapter and its Foundation since 2014, including a term as President of the Chapter. He currently resides in Houston with his wife, Brew McKenna, and young daughter, Georgia.