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 spearheaded and is the global leader of the firm’s clean technologies work within the Sustainability Practice.

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

Exploring an alternative pathway for Vietnam’s energy future,” McKinsey & Company, January 2019

Unlocking future growth for deepwater in the Gulf of Mexico,” McKinsey & Company, July 2018

Hawaii’s quest to become a low-carbon leader,” McKinsey & Company, April 2018

Why the future of commercial battery storage is bright,” McKinsey & Company, April 2018

What every utility CEO should know about blockchain,” McKinsey & Company, March 2018

The tipping point for renewable energy is nearly here,” MarketWatch, February 2017

How technology is reshaping supply and demand for natural resources,” McKinsey Global Institute, February 2017

Five technologies for the next ten years,” McKinsey & Company, September 2016

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

Princeton University