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Our Team

Jake Reynolds: Co-Founder

Jake Reynolds


As one of the Co-Founders of Closing the Gap Foundation, Jake has been with the organization since 2016, prior to it's official 501(c)3 designation. Located in the Greater Boston area, Jake will continue to help grow the organization in the Northeast by establishing strategic partnerships, hosting new events. and maximizing fundraising efforts to continually have a positive impact on the Cystic Fibrosis community. Jake graduated from Springfield College in 2018 earning a degree in Healthcare Management, before completing his MBA in 2019. Currently, Jake works for a Biotechnology company where he hopes to continue to grow his career and build on his passion for rare disease.

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Matthew Gavis: Co-Founder

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Matt Gavis


Matt Gavis co-founded the Closing the Gap Foundation alongside his lifelong best friend Jake Reynolds. After exiting the enlisted side of the Marine Corps, where Matt held a leadership position in an Operations based role, he and Jake started the "Golf for CF" which was the basis for the eventual foundation. Matt next obtained his BBA at UMass Amherst 18' and then joined the Duke Fuqua School of Business MBA class of 2020 where he met Pat Printz and Tate Byers. Today Matt is a Director in the Fidelity Investments Consulting Group and is excited to be working with three of his closest friends to impact a cause near and dear to his heart, Cystic Fibrosis.

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Patrick Printz: Director

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Pat Pritz

Patrick Printz joined the Closing the Gap Foundation Board in 2019 after meeting Matt Gavis while Pursuing his MBA Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.  Matt’s passion for the cause inspired Patrick to get involved with helping raise money and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis.  Prior to business school, Patrick was a management consultant for a number of years, focusing on human capital issues.  Today, Patrick resides in Philadelphia and is a Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group.

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Tate Byers: Director

Tate Byers

Tate joined the Closing the Gap Foundation Board in 2020 after meeting Matt Gavis and while Pursuing his MBA at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Prior to business school, Tate was a management consultant focused primarily on data and supply chain strategy. He also has experience in the nonprofit space as both a board observer and as a fellow for an economic development foundation. He currently resides in Durham, North Carolina, and is a Senior Consultant with Deloitte Consulting.

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