Business 100 - 2008

Matthew Walsh/The Walsh Group

As Chief Executive Officer of The Walsh Group, Matthew Walsh represents the third generation of family ownership and management of the successful building and development company.

The Walsh Group is recognized as one of the nation’s top builders, managing an annual volume of work valued in excess of $2.3 billion.
Matthew attended the University of Notre Dame and also holds a degree of Juris Doctor from Loyola University School of Law.

He currently sits on the Advisory Board at the University of Notre Dame. In 1990, as a way to encourage inner-city minority and female
students to study and intern in the construction and engineering fields, Matthew, along with his brother, Daniel, created the Walsh Foundation.

A second-generation Irish-American, Matthew was born and raised in Chicago, where he was honored to serve as the Grand Marshal of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. His family hails from County Armagh as well as County Mayo.  Matthew is married with three children.