Matt Barnette


Matt Barnette serves as a national assurance services and transaction partner with CliftonLarsonAllen with over 19 years of experience.   Matt was formerly a member of CliftonLarsonAllen's global services group serving as a national team leader. Matt was recognized as a 40 Under 40 Emerging Leader Award winner by The M&A Advisor in 2015. Matt's time is predominately devoted to leading engagements for a range of clients including private equity groups and privately held entities within the manufacturing and distribution, professional services, and other commercial industries. Matt has supported global transactions, specifically those between the U.S. and various countries in Europe. Matt was actively involved with CLA's international affiliation, which has provided him opportunities to serve global clients, lead global engagement teams, and travel with U.S. delegations abroad.



  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Masters of Accounting from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

In the community


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)


  • Charlotte World Trade Association (CWTA), (former board member)
  • Lifespan, a nonprofit serving children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (former board member)

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