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Matt Vatter

Assistant Commissioner for the Enforcement Division

Matt Vatter serves as Assistant Commissioner for the Enforcement Division. In this role, he oversees all of the Department’s enforcement functions including registration, examination, administrative and criminal law enforcement activities of Commerce Fraud Bureau, Securities and Enforcement Sections.

Vatter joined the Commerce Department in April of 2019 after serving as the Chief Operations Officer for a local, veteran-owned cyber security company and a 30 plus year military career. Matt served in numerous leadership positions with the Guard, finishing his career as the Director of Strategic Plans and Policy where he led long-term, strategic planning for the Minnesota National Guard. He has demonstrated experience in complex problem solving and interagency operations as well as business experience in cyber security programs and policy. 

Vatter graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a B.S. in Secondary Education, a leadership certificate from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, a Master’s of Science in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College and a Master’s of Science in Security Technologies from the University of Minnesota.

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