Matt Barkett

Senior Managing Director

PHONE: 216-241-3073

Matt 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 addition to his role as the firm’s crisis practice leader, he is responsible for leadership of commercial growth at Dix & Eaton.

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.

Specializes in:

Involved with:

  • Member, Community Engagement and Philanthropy Committee, Greater Cleveland Food Bank
  • Past Member, Board of Trustees of The Union Club of Cleveland


  • Cleveland Guardians baseball
  • Golf
  • Travel