Matt Jernigan

Vice President of Product Management

The voice of the customer.

“I love riding my mountain bike, camping, and trail running.”

Matt focuses on driving business growth by solving market problems with a passion for creating exceptional products. At Lirio, he serves as the primary “voice of the customer” on the product team to keep development focused on usability of the software. Matt is an advocate for the Pragmatic Marketing approach to managing technology products. With 18 years of product management experience, he has guided numerous new products to market with a zeal for understanding customer needs. He is our liaison between the business units and product team, keeping all key stakeholders aligned and development priorities managed correctly.


Work & Education:

Vice President of Product Management, Lirio, 2017–Present

Vice President of Product Management, Vortext Analytics, 2016–Present

Director of Product Management, The White Stone Group, Inc., 2004–2015

Manager Upstream Marketing, General Electric, 2000–2004

Senior Systems Analyst, Norton Healthcare, 1998–2000

MBA, International Business, University of South Carolina & Vienna Business University

B.S., Agricultural Economics, University of Tennessee

Pragmatic Marketing Certified (Product Management)

Certified Product Owner

Personal Bio:

Matt grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee, spending as much time as possible in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In fact, he co-founded an elite team of outdoor athletes to supplement National Park Service search and rescue operations. An avid adventurer, Matt has managed to live and travel in over 35 countries. He has been married for 22 years.

Fun Facts:

Mac or PC: “100% Mac.”

Favorite artist/musician: “Chris Blue”

Favorite thing from childhood: “I still love riding my mountain bike, camping, and trail running.”

He serves as the chair of Experience Your Smokies Tennessee and Harvest Field Ministries–Haiti.

He was also the alumni speaker at the UT College of Speech Communication’s McClung Public Speaking Competition in both 2014 and 2015.