Matthew Witkos is head of North America sales for Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM). He is a member of the MSIM Operating Committee. He joined the firm in 2021 and has 31 years of industry experience. Prior to joining the firm, he was head of global distribution for Eaton Vance and president of Eaton Vance Distributors, where he was responsible for institutional, international and retail distribution of Eaton Vance products and services. He joined Eaton Vance in 2007. At Eaton Vance, he led business development, designed sales strategies and identified strategic partnerships to support Eaton Vance’s global business platform. He has held key global leadership roles throughout his career. Before joining Eaton Vance, he was executive vice president – global distribution with Natixis Asset Management Advisors Group. There, he oversaw a sales team comprised of over 200 professionals in both retail and institutional distribution around the world. During his tenure, he led sales for 15 U.S.-based affiliated investment managers and six fund families. Matt also served as chief executive officer for the firm’s international business in Japan, Asia, Australia and Latin America. Previously, Matt served in key positions for over eight years with Forward Asset Management and GE Asset Management. His responsibilities included developing targeted product sales programs and integrated marketing efforts for institutions and financial intermediaries. He successfully increased assets under management while heightening the firm’s visibility in the investment community. He previously worked in retail sales for Nuveen Investments, Inc. and Putnam Investments. Matt earned a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire. He is a member of the board of directors of the University of New Hampshire Foundation. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Money Management Institute and sits on the board of Invest in Others, an organization that recognizes and honors advisors who give back to their community.


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