Matt Manning

President, Information Evolution, Inc.
Matt Manning


Information Evolution, Inc.


Matt Manning is a 20-year database publishing veteran whose career has primarily involved the design and development of new information services. He held senior management positions at Oxbridge Communications, Peterson’s Guides, and Hoover’s where he developed over a dozen major new information products.

He also worked as a vendor to the industry via his consulting firm New & Improved Media where he specialized in creating new online information services for companies like WealthEngine, Stratfor, and OneSource. Immediately before founding IEI Matt was the founder and Managing Director of an India-based publishing research operation where he successfully handled major database maintenance and enhancement projects for four of the world’s top 10 reference publishing firms.

Over the last 10 years Matt has managed the growth of IEI from concept to a 300-person company serving dozens of customers from the company’s three production facilities. The company has been involved in crowdsourcing for six years and now manages millions of tasks every year using all of the major crowdsourcing management platforms. He is active with UT Austin’s Crowdsourcing Lab and has spoken at media and technology industry conferences run by the SIIA, SIPA, European Association of Directory Publishers, and AAAI. Matt is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Asian Studies.