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About Matt

Matt has spent 25 years serving energy clients globally and currently focuses on the roles technology and innovation play in restructuring markets in the energy and industrial sectors. He leads McKinsey's Oil & Gas Practice in the Americas, and holds a key leadership position in the Electric Power & Natural Gas Practice for the region. He is also the global leader of the firm's Sustainability & Resource Productivity Practice and its clean technologies service line, which he helped establish.

He has written extensively on the oil, gas, power, and resource markets and served as senior advisor to the US Secretary of Energy in 2009–10. In that role, he was responsible for managing the Department of Energy’s Recovery Act appropriations, which funded more than 5,000 innovation projects in energy efficiency, advanced transportation, renewable energy, transmission and distribution infrastructure, carbon capture and sequestration, environmental clean-up, and basic and applied science.

Matt’s most recent client work involves helping energy clients around the world improve front-line productivity, reduce operational risk, and develop projects to take advantage of rapid energy technology advances, from unconventional oil and gas to batteries and solar.

Published work

Solar power comes of age: How harnessing the sun got cheap and practical,” Foreign Affairs, March/April 2015 (registration required)

How resource scarcity is driving the third Industrial Revolution,” McKinsey Quarterly, April 2014

Resource Revolution: Capturing the Biggest Business Opportunity in a Century, April 2014

Are you ready for the resource revolution?McKinsey Quarterly, March 2014

Implications of light tight oil growth for refiners in North America and worldwide,” Perspectives on downstream oil and gas, January 2014

Battery technology charges ahead,” McKinsey Quarterly, July 2012

Five technologies to watch,” McKinsey Quarterly, January 2012

Past experience
  • Credit Suisse First Boston Energy investment banking analyst
  • Yale University's School of Management MBA
  • Princeton University BA

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