Matthew Helderman is the CEO and co-founder of BondIt Media Capital and Buffalo 8. Helderman founded Buffalo 8 in 2010, while an undergrad student. Buffalo 8 has since premiered projects at Sundance, SXSW, and Berlin, as well as producing the Netflix original film “Rodney King” directed by Spike Lee. In 2013, he co-founded BondIt Media Capital and has led BondIt in the deployment of over $210M of capital in over 380+ film, television, and media opportunities, while raising $30M of equity and debt for a partial sale to Accord Financial (TSX: ACD) in addition to expanding the company’s credit facility to $75M in 2020. BondIt projects include Oscar nominated Loving Vincent, the Roland Emerich directed war epic Midway, and the Indie Spirit winner The Peanut Butter Falcon. Helderman also co-managed the acquisition of 30-year-old entertainment payroll firm, ABS Payroll and serves as an Executive Director, Partner, and Board Member. Helderman graduated from Lake Forest College with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and has been a featured TED speaker and profiled in the New York Times.