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Santa Clara County, CA November 2, 2004 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Matt Pear

Candidate for
Council Member; City of Mountain View

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Sidney Consulting, Inc., Mountain View, CA (1990 - Present)

Asset Management and Trustee Services

Received Letters of Commendation and Bonuses for acquisition and litigation assignments.

  • Provide testimony, financial analysis, and project management services for corporate facilities.

  • Structure and implement auctions, complex leasing, and marketing strategies for divesting over $60 million in assets.

  • Resolve conflicting environmental, financial, operational, and organizational objectives in siting analyses.

  • Implement project management, scheduling, and financial modeling software and procedures.

  • Oversee and prepare operational research, life cycle costing, economic feasibility, and programming studies.

  • Lead for performing needs assessment and data collection for CAFM implementation covering over 6 million sq. ft.

Economic Development Services

  • Develop Industrial Siting Program for assisting manufacturers to retain and locate operations in Northern and Central California by identifying sites that balance environmental and economic considerations.

  • Manage development of Industrial Site Database and Brokerage Network.

  • Represent PG&E and California Trade and Commerce Agency at IDRC, NACORE, NAIOP, and SIOR.

Acquisition Services

  • Negotiate over $50 million in business opportunity and facility acquisitions.
  • Serve as expert witness for inverse condemnation lawsuit.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), San Francisco, CA (1985 - 1989)

Received 1987 & 1988 Performance Recognition Awards for financial and operational analysis.

Auditor - Engineering, Construction, & Electric Supply.

  • Perform contract administration, information systems, lease analysis, and project management audits for operating divisions, and multimillion-dollar projects and joint venture developments.

  • Objectively evaluate financial and operational controls as well as business plans for senior management.

Financial Analyst - Investor Relations & Treasury, Corporate Finance.

  • Prepare 1988 Treasurer's Financial Risk Assessment Testimony for the Public Utilities Commission.

  • Analyze S&P Debt Rating for assuming third party's $15 million dollar contingent construction liability.

  • Promote understanding of PG&E's earnings dynamics to investment community.

Management Consultant - Organization, Planning & Development (on assignment to McKinsey & Company).

  • Perform general business consulting and profit center implementation for Divisions with over 800 employees.

  • Prepare activity analysis for restructuring 43 departments, comprising 4,000+ employees, into Business Units.

Southern Pacific Transportation Company, San Francisco, CA (1981 - 1983)

Software Engineer / Production Planner - Mechanical Department.

  • Develop FORTRAN applications for automating project management reporting for reconstruction and maintenance of over 3,000 locomotives throughout ten facilities across the United States.

  • Develop computer based statistical planning models in support of engineering and forecasting projects.

John Pear Concrete Construction, Mountain View, CA (1972 - )

  • Experience in concrete construction practices, superintending, and estimating.

  • Provide asset management - including overseeing environmental remediation.

  • Prepare strategies and evidence for court testimony and arbitration.


University of California, Berkeley, MBA (Finance), 1985

Stanford University, BS Industrial Engineering (Production Planning/IT/Chemistry), 1981


  • CCIM Institute, CCIM (No. 5650)

  • Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMI), Facility Management and Real Property Administrator, FMA/RPA

  • International Development Research Council, BCCR (No. 1032)

  • International Facility Management Association (IFMA), CFM

  • Toastmasters International, Certified Toast Master, CTM

  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), Project Management Program

  • Appraisal Institute, Capitalization Theory/Techniques and Marshall & Swift Cost Valuation

  • ABAG, OES & FEMA, Seismic Retrofit Training For Building Contractors and Inspectors

  • Proficient in PC applications Microsoft Office Suite, QuickBooks Pro, PlanEASe, etc.


  • Mayor, City of Mountain View, 2004
Appointments Review Committee Chair
Council Ad Hoc Ethics Committee Chair
Neighborhoods Committee Chair
Joint Economic Development Policy Committee
Mobile Home Park Issues Chair
Procedures Committee Chair
Santa Clara County Cities Association
Santa Clara Valley Water Commission
Transportation Committee
  • Vice Mayor, City of Mountain View, 2003
Appointments Review Committee Chair
Finance/Investment Review Committee
Lower Peninsula Flood Control and Watershed
Santa Clara County Policy Advisory Board-Expressway
Santa Clara Valley Water Commission
  • City Council Member, City of Mountain View, 2001 + 2002
Appointments Review Committee
CalTrain Policy Advisory Board Alternate
Finance/Investment Review Committee
Moffett Field Restoration Advisory Board Alternate
Procedures Committee
Technology Committee Chair
Transportation Committee Chair
Valley Transportation Authority Policy Advisory Committee
  • Environmental Planning Commissioner, City of Mountain View, 1999 - 2000
  • Board of Directors & CFO, Stanford Bay Area Charities, 2000
  • St. Joseph's International Festival Volunteer, 2000
  • Mountain View Art & Wine Festival Volunteer, 1999
  • Board of Directors, Northern California CCIM Institute, 1999
  • San Francisco Events Chair, Stanford Bay Area Charities, 1995 - 1996

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