J.P. serves as the Chief Administrative Officer for Wahoo Fitness, a fast-growing sport-tech company in Buckhead, where he oversees the company’s finance, human resources and legal functions, as well as having management responsibility for the company’s largest business segment. While at Wahoo for the past nine years, J.P. has combined his profession with his passion for cycling. Prior to Wahoo Fitness, J.P. spent 14 years in Human Resources leadership for Cox Enterprises in Atlanta, including Vice President for Compensation & Benefits. J.P. was responsible for planning, directing and executing the strategic direction of the company’s multi-billion dollar compensation, healthcare benefits and pension fund. Prior to his role at Cox, J.P. held various positions during his 10-year career at human resources consulting firm Towers Watson. He worked in the St. Louis, Chicago, New York and Atlanta offices.
J.P. has invested many years in service to the community. From 2018 through 2021, Mr. Matzigkeit served as a member of the Atlanta City Council, representing the citizens of District 8 which covers the western half of Buckhead. While on Council, J.P. served as Chair of the City Utilities Committee and Chair of the Committee on Council, and championed legislation to strengthen public safety, fund transportation infrastructure, and route out government fraud, waste and abuse. J.P. co-founded the Chastain Park Conservancy and served two terms as President as well as serving on the Board of Directors and Advisory Board. Under his leadership, the Conservancy led the development of the 2008 Chastain Park Master Plan and successfully completed a $5 million capital campaign which funded a new expanded playground and the widening of the Powers Ferry Path.
J.P. earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. He is an active member of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, where he has served faithfully in the mission’s program. J.P. lives in the Chastain Park neighborhood with his wife, Linda, his son, Grant, and Labradoodle, Lily Belle.