Matt Goddard

Head of Sales

Matt is responsible for originating new business relationships with clients and industry professionals throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He is an experienced corporate finance professional with over 25 years working in the Trade & Export Finance, Asset Finance and Asset Based Lending sectors.


Prior to joining Trade Finance Solutions, he served as Business Development Director for a UK alternative lender, where he successfully closed a high volume of global trade finance transactions and trained incoming sales people. Previously, he ran his own consultancy business, sharing his trade finance expertise with Macquarie Bank, Hitachi Capital, Maxxia and others. He has also served in senior positions at Lombard RBS and ECS (Société Générale), and was a co-founding MD of both Landsbanki Commercial Finance and GMAC Equipment Finance, in the UK.


Matt is a member of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) UK Chapter, of R3 (the Association of Business Recovery Professionals) and of the International Trade & Forfaiting Association (ITFA).


He earned his Trader’s License for representatives from the London Stock Exchange in 1988 and also has a Finance & Leasing Diploma from City University and a BTEC National Diploma in Business Studies.