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Bonavita, Matt

Global Director, Internal Audit

New Balance

Matt Bonavita is the Global Director, Internal Audit at New Balance, a leading athletic brand found in over 3,000 retail stores across 115 countries. Matt started the internal audit function at New Balance eight years ago and has since become a trusted leader in risk management and assurance for the organization. Over the past year and a half, Matt’s primary responsibilities have shifted to the COVID governance lead for New Balance. In this role, he oversees COVID-related policies and protocols with the primary focus being the health and safety of all employees and customers. Overall, Matt has over 20 years of experience in the audit profession, across multiple industries including retail, manufacturing, insurance, and financial services. Throughout his career, he has worked closely with various executive leadership teams, boards of directors and audit committees to address key business risks through strategic value-add initiatives, assurance services and the strengthening of internal controls. During his career, he also earned his Six Sigma Green Belt. He has contributed to publications on various topics including data analytics, compliance with changing tariff policy, and COVID vaccine clinics. Matt enjoys giving back to the community, volunteering for several years at the Special Olympics School Day Games in Lawrence. This event blends his passion for promoting childhood movement and activity with a day of fun and competition for both himself and the children.

Matt lives in Newburyport with his wife Kristen and their two daughters, Kayleigh and Teagan. Nothing gives Matt more pride than being a “girl dad” and spending time watching his children grow. Together, the family enjoys bike riding, playing soccer, going on hikes and days at the beach.

Matt graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Science Degree as a double major in Accounting and Marketing.

Bonavita, Matt
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