About Matthew

Matt is a partner in McKinsey’s Philadelphia office. With extensive experience in the global energy and materials industries, he leads our work on capital projects in the electric power and natural gas sector, and supports our work on nuclear energy in the Americas.

Matt’s client projects include:

  • Working with a joint venture on a contracting strategy to develop a technically demanding offshore natural gas deposit
  • Advising on a comprehensive capital project and engineering transformation at a leading global chemicals manufacturer with $2 billion in annual capital spending
  • Supporting an operations transformation at a two-unit pressurized water reactor and drawing up plans to pursue operations and maintenance savings and generation improvements worth $30 million
  • Assisting an energy investment firm with the definition of its strategy and startup and funding plans for managing emerging-technology portfolios

Before joining McKinsey, Matt served for ten years in the US Navy, where he held various responsibilities for the construction, operations, and maintenance of nuclear-powered submarines. He also spent two years on the Chief of Naval Operation’s staff in the Planning, Programming and Budgeting Office, helping coordinate the annual Department of the Navy capital investment program. Matt holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BS in systems engineering from the US Naval Academy.

Published work

Stopping the insanity: Three ways to improve contractor-owner relationships on capital projects,” McKinsey & Company, March 2017

How to make every dollar of infrastructure investment go further,” Harvard Business Review, March 2017

Reinventing construction through a productivity revolution,” McKinsey Global Institute, February 2017

Past experience

US Navy
Submarine officer; division officer; engineer officer
1996–2006

Education

Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
MBA in finance

US Naval Academy
BS in systems engineering