2021 HW Rising Star: Matt Key

Matt Key

Matt Key started his career with First American in 2005 in the customer retention department and worked his way up. Since then, Key has held nearly every customer-facing role in the organization. Growing up in the real estate data industry with the division that pioneered the concept of real estate data provided Key with a unique perspective and insight into customers’ needs. His insight helps drive more confident decisions and ultimately enhances customer engagement and interaction. Over the past 12 months, Key and his team have significantly grown the data licensing business in new and rapidly growing industry sectors, such as proptech. Furthermore, over the past two years, the company has doubled the number of available data sets that are offered to customers. Throughout his career, Key has leveraged his ability to get at the heart of clients’ needs to lead a team that develops customized solutions that increase client productivity and garner greater ROI.

What is one thing you would tell a younger version of yourself?
“Take more risks with things that are unknown and be willing to fail. I think the inability to fail, and learn from that failure, is what keeps a lot of people back. I wish I had learned that much sooner in my career.”


Matt Key




Director of Sales, Data Solutions

Company Name:

First American Data & Analytics

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