About Matthew

Matt Smith is a partner in McKinsey’s Washington, DC office. He serves leading pharmaceutical companies and healthcare organizations across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, and has also worked with regulators.

Matt’s primary focus is advising companies on commercial transformation, change management, merger management, and organizational effectiveness. In one recent project, he helped the US division of a top 10 pharmaceutical company to develop its new strategy and organizational model. As part of the effort, he designed and executed change leadership training for the top 100 leaders across the organization. For another client, a major healthcare company, he helped develop the change communications plan and the employee engagement strategy.

Within McKinsey, Matt leads our work on organizational insights—a field that uses sophisticated analytical tools and approaches to bring data-driven insights to help solve organizational challenges—in the Americas. He is also a leader in our Pharmaceutical and Medical Products Practice in the Americas. Matt has published articles on organizational health and talent management in the public sector, and has a degree in government from Harvard.

Published work

The hidden value of organizational health—and how to capture it,” McKinsey Quarterly, April 2014

“Beyond hiring: An integrated approach to talent management,” McKinsey on Government, Spring 2011

“Riding the hiring wave: Capturing the unprecedented opportunity in public sector talent management,” Making it Work in Government, McKinsey & Company, July 2010


Harvard University
BA in government