VP, Industry Development & Strategic Advisor
Matt is our VP of Industry Developments & Strategic Advisor, often referred to as the “Venture and Innovation Psychologist.” He works with leaders and teams across startups, venture funds, enterprise organizations, governmental entities, and health care systems. He is an experienced operator, investor, advisor, board member, and coach, and has spent over 25 years in the software and technology industry including serving as a General Partner and Venture Partner at Venture Capital Funds. As an Operator, Matt has led product teams, industry standards bodies, and engineers in companies ranging in size from 200 to over 100,000 employees.
While the rest of us have the internet in our pockets, Matt seems to have the combined knowledge of the internet in his head. His unique values include working across a range of technologies and industries that enable him to connect the dots, creating those “Aha!” moments that others don't often see. Matt has an ability to see, articulate, and translate how key technology can solve inefficient processes, workflows, and systems across a wide range of problems and industries. He absorbs the information around him then identifies connections between data, people, and solutions in ways that seem to rival a quantum computer.
Here at Graphite, that means Matt excels at working together with people and systems dedicated to fixing the balkanized digital infrastructure that currently exists across the U.S. health care system. As a co-founder of Graphite Health and as a strategic advisor, he finds links and solutions to advance Graphite’s mission, improving health care for patients and the providers who serve them.
Prior to Graphite, Matt co-founded The Decency Project and SOS Bend. He currently serves as a Venture Partner at Atypical Ventures and TFX Capital and is also on the board of Northwestern's Master of Science in Analytics (MSiA) program and serves on Georgetown University’s Center on National Security and the Law Innovation, Security, & Governance Task Force.
Matt has served as a guest lecturer at Northwestern's McCormick School of Engineering and Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management and holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Northwestern University. He is passionate about "leaving it better than he found it,” and when he's not immersed in reading, working with entrepreneurs and innovators, or juggling two kids, you can find him traversing the backcountry mountains of Oregon.