Mathew Joseph Hultquist

Have you previously served on the NEXT High School Board (Planning Committee)?

Yes, I am a member of the NEXT High School Planning Committee and serve as its Treasurer.

The state charter school law requires at least 50% of the elected board members have either K-12 experience or business experience. Do you meet this requirement?

Yes

Please give a brief biographical sketch. (Include connection to NEXT High School)

Originally from Pennsylvania, I grew up in Ohio and attended Auburn University, where I received my undergrad and Master's degree.  I subsequently worked at Arthur Andersen in Atlanta as a tax consultant.  After Arthur Andersen, my wife and I moved to Santa Fe, NM to join a small CPA firm, where I worked with small businesses and individuals to help them lower their taxes.  As our family grew (we have 4 children, ages 14, 12, 10, and 7), we decided to move back closer to family and landed in Greenville in 2003, when I founded The Hultquist Firm, a CPA and business advisory firm.  Along the way, I also founded Edge IT Professionals, an IT consulting company, and THF Advisors, a wealth management firm.

My oldest son, Mathew, will be attending NEXT High School in the 2016-2017 school year

Please briefly state your qualifications and reasons for serving on the board at NEXT High School.

I feel like I can help the school through my experience in accounting.