Matthias was born in Frankfurt/Main, in 1970. After graduating from the Hohe Landesschule in Hanau, he got a Communication Management Diploma from the University of Arts Berlin and an MBA from the Berlin School for Creative Leadership. He started his career as a copywriter at Scholz & Friends, where he later became Creative Director, Managing Director and, finally, CCO. In 2012, he joined DDB Berlin Gmbh, as Managinng Director. In the last few years, he worked for brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Opel, Volkswagen, Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank, Siemens Hausgeräte, Vodafone and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.