Mathew Heggem

From starving artist to seasoned entrepreneur. Dancing his way onto the accounting stage didn’t happen overnight, but with every choreographed move, it led him to follow a calling for transformation where he now takes up the rank of…> >>

Mission Advocacy Architect

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…Mission Advocacy Architect. Primed and ready to increase the positive impact in the accounting profession, he is committed to recruiting strategic allies for the mission-critical work of the Center to create a more prosperous future for all.


Mathew Heggem

Mission Advocacy Architect

With a drive to empower those who seek an alternative to the status quo, Mathew joins the Center as Mission Advocacy Architect ready to champion the mission of the Center for Accounting Transformation and help #improvetheworld by enabling more mindful and holistic decision-making. Bringing nearly two decades of experience in the accounting industry to the Center, Mathew optimizes opportunities for Center allies and helps them reach their own impact goals through strategic partnerships.


Mathew’s journey from an NYC starving artist to a seasoned entrepreneur fuels his commitment to supporting fellow artists and preventing them from encountering the same pitfalls he faced. Inspired by his own experiences, he founded, a social enterprise dedicated to guiding 10,000 creators toward financial wellness through mentorship, training, community, and essential resources.

In his illustrious 18-year career in the accounting industry, Mathew has held pivotal leadership and growth positions across various firms. He’s lent his expertise to consulting numerous entrepreneurs and small business owners, fostering their success. Mathew’s influence extends to several esteemed boards, including the Sage Accounting Advisory Council, Womxn Talk Money Advisory Board, the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, and Pentacle.

Mathew’s contributions have earned him prestigious accolades, particularly being named a “20 Under 40” Superstar by CPA Practice Advisor twice (2017, 2023). He’s a sought-after speaker, having graced the stages of conferences like QuickBooks Connect and XeroCon. Moreover, his insightful writings, totaling over 30 articles, have been featured in esteemed publications such as the Accountex Report, SmartCEO, and Notably, Mathew is an alumnus of the esteemed Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program.

Beyond his impactful work at 10kCreators, Mathew co-founded the Accounting Alchemy Network, where he champions regenerative business practices among accounting professionals.

Mathew’s artistic journey also spans over 18 years, characterized by his prowess in performing, choreographing, and teaching modern and contemporary dance. He co-founded two acclaimed NYC-based dance companies, Kineasthesia and Left Side Labs, leaving an indelible mark on the arts scene. His choreographic creations have graced prestigious venues and festivals across the Mid-Atlantic region, including Dixon Place, The Tank, and the New Dance Alliance’s ‘Performance Mix Festival.’

As a dancer, Mathew has commanded stages like The Joyce, Dance Theater Workshop, and PS 122, collaborating with renowned artists such as Nicholas Leichter Dance and ClancyWorks Dance Company. His dedication to dance education led him to instruct at Dance Conservatory Seattle and serve as Associate Artistic Director for ClancyWorks Dance Company. Currently, he’s embarking on a captivating journey in film production, collaborating with esteemed colleagues Gregory Bortnichak, Emma Batman, and newcomer Kady Richardson on a captivating dance film.

Mathew’s multifaceted career embodies a rare fusion of artistic passion and entrepreneurial acumen, driving positive change in both the creative and business realms.


  • Bachelor of Arts in Dance, Goucher College, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Minor in Religious Studies, Goucher College, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 2017 & 2023: 20 Under 40 Top Influencers, CPA Practice Advisor
  • Member: Sage Accounting Advisory Council
  • Member: Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce
  • Certifications: QuickBooks, Xero, FreshBooks


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