Co-Founder & CEO
Matt Armstrong is a seasoned hospitality and gaming executive with experience in the hotel, casino and retail industries. Armstrong’s expertise encompasses the disciplines of project development, construction management, property management, marketing, project financing and tenant leasing. As President of Experientia Development Partners, Armstrong is currently involved in a number of major re-development projects for tribal gaming entities along the eastern seaboard of the United States.
From 2008 to 2017 Armstrong was President of Gordon Group, the real estate company founded by Sheldon Gordon, one of the most visionary developers of innovative retail projects in the United States of America including the Forum Shops at Caesars Las Vegas, The Beverly Center in Los Angeles, Bridgemarket in New York City, The Shops at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut and The Outlets at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
From 2005 thru 2008, Armstrong was Senior Vice President of Development with Morgans Hotel Group, formerly Ian Schrager Hotels where he was tasked with leading the team on the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas acquisition, integration and expansion. Armstrongalso had primary responsibility for managing new property development, construction and renovations including retail and food & beverage operations at Morgan’s other 12 properties around the world including the Mondrian in Miami, New York and LA, Royalton in New York, Shore Club in Miami, Sanderson in London, Delano in Miami, Ames in Boston and The Hudson Hotel in New York.
From 2000 to 2005 Armstrong served as Senior Vice President, Development for Liberty Media. In this roleArmstrong was responsible for the management and oversight of the construction of several network operation facilities in Singapore, Los Angeles, New York and London.
Armstrong earned an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a BA in business and economics from St. Lawrence University. Armstrongresides in Greenwich, CT with his wife and two children.