Data Sciences Leader. Statistician. Ex-Microsoft

What I believe

  • An approximate answer to the right problem is better than a precise answer to the wrong problem.
  • Simplicity in communication. A confused mind always says no.
  • A problem well defined is a problem half solved.
  • Seek only as much precision as the problem demands.
  • Always be improving

People describe me as

  • Analytical and insightful
  • Having high standards of excellence
  • A great communicator
  • Calm under pressure
  • Determined

People have said:

“More than anyone else I’ve worked with, Matt has an ability to explain in a non-technical fashion about how ML works. He is the most effective ML presenter I’ve seen when it comes to working with non-technical customer teams . . .”

“Matt has phenomenal executive presence”

“In world of confusion and misperceptions about what AI and ML can and cannot do, he has created clarity and generated a lot of energy in this space, such that there is significantly more awareness and belief in ML now versus a year ago.”

“Matt does a great job of synthesizing the complex concepts and relaying the results in a way that resonates with the end user.”

“Matt did a remarkable job bringing non-technical people up to speed on the basics of ML and what we were trying to do.”

“Matt has demonstrated customer obsession in terms of how he has treated Finance as internal customer and how he has worked tirelessly to tell the Azure ML story to external customers. “

“Matt has been instrumental in evangelizing AML across the finance organization”

“Matt has made a difference and brought a diverse and inclusive approach to scoping and delivering the forecast module for finance AND in engaging with finance in onboarding the forecasts to production”

What I’ve Studied

  • Masters Applied Statistics, Penn State University
  • MBA, American Graduate School of International Management – Thunderbird
  • BA, Political Economy, German, U.C. Berkeley

University of Washington (Data Sciences, BI), Northwestern University (Marketing)

Professional Summary

  • Competitive Intelligence and Analytics, Microsoft
  • Market Forecasting and Analysis, Microsoft
  • Industry Manager, Financial Services, Microsoft
  • Online Banking Product Manager, Vereinsbank
  • Options and Derivatives Trading, San Gregorio Partners


  • Analysis that leads to decisions and quantifiable business impact
  • Managing analytics teams across the globe
  • Leading diverse stakeholders to achieve a common goal
  • Adjusting communication style to the audience
  • Visualizations that simplfy the complex and reveal new understanding
  • SQL, R, SAS, Minitab, Weka, Azure ML, Excel, Tableau

Domain Experience

  • Marketing and Sales Operations
  • Competitive and Market Intelligence
  • Revenue and P&L Financial Reporting
  • Marketing Campaign Measurement
  • Options and Derivatives Trading
  • Securities and Payments Processing