Matt Barkett

Chief Client Officer

PHONE: 216-241-3073

As Chief Client Officer, Matt is responsible for business development and managing some of the firm’s largest client relationships. Matt also leads Dix & Eaton’s crisis communications practice and has played key roles in numerous high-impact crisis engagements since joining the firm in 2005. Matt’s broad-based experience in counseling clients involved in accidents, transactions, change management, CEO transitions and operational issues makes him a trusted resource during the most difficult chapters in an organization’s history.

In his nearly 30-year career, Matt has also worked as the top media relations officer for Denver-based Qwest Communications following its acquisition of US WEST as well as Liberty Media Group, a cable television subsidiary of AT&T in Denver. In 2002, Matt moved back home to Cleveland to serve as the top communications officer for ICI Paints. He holds an MBA in marketing and a Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado.

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Involved with:

  • Past Member, Board of Trustees of The Union Club of Cleveland


  • Cleveland Guardians baseball
  • Golf
  • Travel