As Chief Product & Research officer, Matt has responsibility for product strategy, product management, research and IP development. Prior to joining Tethr, Matt was Senior Partner and Global Head of Sales Force Effectiveness Solutions at Korn Ferry Hay Group and, before that, was Group Leader of the sales, customer service and customer experience research and advisory practice at CEB, now Gartner.
In addition to his responsibilities at Tethr, Matt is a noted business writer and speaker. His first book, The Challenger Sale: Taking Control of the Customer Conversation (Penguin, November 2011), was a #1 Amazon and Wall Street Journal bestseller and has sold nearly a million copies worldwide and has been translated into a dozen languages. His two most recent books are The Effortless Experience: Conquering the New Battleground for Customer Loyalty, (Penguin, September 2013) and The Challenger Customer: Selling to the Hidden Influencer Who Can Multiply Your Results (Penguin, September 2015). Matt is also a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, having been published more than twenty times in both HBR’s print and online editions.
Matt holds a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh as well as a B.A. in International Studies from Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He currently resides in the Washington, D.C. area with his wife and four children.