Founder of GreatCo-Ops
Matt has over 20 years of experience as a trusted advisor and consultant to directors and senior leaders of electric cooperatives. He has worked with co-ops on matters related to strategic planning, risk management, governance, leadership development, acquisitions/divestitures, personnel, culture, member satisfaction, and more. As a university business school professor, Matt has earned numerous awards for his teaching, research, and community service. In addition to presenting his research at conferences around the world, Matt’s studies have appeared in the most selective management and leadership journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Business Ethics, and many others. Prior to completing his Ph.D. in management with a specialty in business strategy, Matt leveraged his M.B.A. in corporate finance as a financial analyst for a global aerospace firm. He was raised on a farm and ranch in North Texas that was served by an electric cooperative. Matt lives with his wife and children on their ranch west of San Antonio, Texas, which is also served by an electric cooperative.