Michigan Israel Business Accelerator Names Matt Elliott Chair

Matt Elliott
Matt Elliott // Photo courtesy of the Michigan Israel Business Accelerator

Matt Elliott was selected chair of the board of the Michigan Israel Business Accelerator, the state’s only organization that exclusively promotes commerce between Michigan and Israel. He succeeds Mark Davidoff, who led the organization since its formation in 2017 and will remain on the board.

Elliott serves in a dual role as Michigan market president and as the Midwest region executive for business banking at Bank of America. In his role as Michigan market president, he serves as the company’s enterprise leader in Michigan while working with company leaders across the state to help deliver Bank of America’s services. He also leads the bank’s environmental, social and governance activities, including philanthropic giving, community development lending and investing, environmental initiatives, diversity efforts, and more.

“We have appreciated Mark Davidoff’s leadership and inspiration to accelerate Michigan’s innovation ecosystem,” says Scott Hiipakka, CEO of the accelerator. “Mark’s commitment has been instrumental in the growth of the MIBA, we are grateful he will be staying on the board, and we are fortunate to be gaining the leadership of one of Michigan’s most respected business executives.”

As a region executive for business banking, Elliot leads teams of professionals who deliver financial solutions to companies and institutions across eight states. He has more than 25 years if commercial lending, capital markets, and corporate finance experience.

He is a graduate of Michigan State University and earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

“I’m fortunate to be assuming the role of chair at a pivotal time for Michigan business, looking ahead to opportunities post pandemic,” says Elliott. “I look forward to showcasing all Michigan has to offer to companies based in Israel as Michigan companies and governmental leaders to have access to the knowledge, technology, and the potential partnerships to meet the needs of Michigan as it gets through COVID-19 and beyond.”