Matthew Wilson is the CEO and a co-founder of Penten, a rapidly growing defence and security technology company based in Canberra, Australia.
Since its inception in 2014, Penten has grown to over 150 staff and won multiple high-profile awards such as: the AFR and Boss Most Innovative Company and Cyber Business of the Year in the Australian Defence Industry Awards for 2019, 2020 and 2021.
Prior to establishing Penten, Matthew led a team that built a cyber security business acquired by Northrop Grumman and a SaaS (software as a service) company which became part of US listed Mitel.
In 2019, Matthew was awarded EY Entrepreneur of the Year for NSW and ACT, and the 2019 Pearcey Award for technology entrepreneurship in the ACT.
In 2020 Matthew was awarded a highly commended in the Male Champion of Change category in the Australian Women in Security Awards.