Matt is Associate Director of the Harvard Law School Programs on Corporate Governance & Institutional Investors. He is also the Co-editor of the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance.
Matt has spent over 15 years as a recognized leader in the corporate governance industry. Prior to joining HLS, Matt served as Vice President of Corporate Governance at MFS Investment Management, where he managed the corporate governance program for 13 years. During his tenure, he developed MFS’ first global stewardship program, guided the firm’s proxy voting policy, directed the firm’s engagement efforts, and managed MFS’ global voting activities at over 2,000 portfolio companies in 50 markets annually. He was also a leading member of the firm’s Responsible Investing and Proxy Voting Committees, and represented MFS in direct communications with its clients, boards of directors, and portfolio companies.
Matt was also a founding member of the Investor Stewardship Group, which established the first investor-led corporate governance and stewardship principles in the United States. He also served on its Governance and Marketing Committees.
Matt’s prior experience in the corporate governance industry includes two years as a proxy analyst at Fidelity Investments, and two years as the employee stock option manager at a mid-size public company. Matt also contributed the corporate governance and executive compensation chapters of two publications: “The Fund Industry: How Your Money is Managed” (Robert C. Pozen and Theresa Hamacher, 2014), which is considered the main textbook on the mutual fund industry; and “Too Big To Save? How To Fix the US Financial System” (Robert C. Pozen, 2009).
Matt earned a B.A. from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from Boston University.