Matthew E. May

Internationally Recognized Speaker, Thought Leader on Strategy, Innovation, Lean, and Best-Selling Author

Topics: Business, Innovation, Mindfulness, Strategic Planning, Thought Leader

Matthew E. May, known to many as Matt, is an internationally recognized thought-leader on innovation, creativity, strategy, strategy, design and lean-thinking. 
"Matt did a great job of connecting with the audience; he was extremely credible and knew his material. The feedback we received has been overwhelmingly positive, and we are in interested in future presentations." Microsoft

Matt is a 5-time award winning, best-selling author on innovative thinking. His latest, WINNING THE BRAIN GAME: Fixing the 7 Fatal Flaws of Thinking was summed up best by Intuit CEO Brad Smith: "this book should be a must-read for any innovator, business leader or problem solver." 

His work has been featured in The New York Times, Fast Company, Strategy+Business, The Rotman Magazine, Success, Inc. Forbes, and Harvard Business Review blogs.  He has appeared on MSNBC,  Microsoft Small Biz Academy, and Business Rock Stars. 

He holds an MBA from The Wharton School and a BA from Johns Hopkins University, but he counts winning the New Yorker cartoon caption contest as one of his most creative achievements.

Matthew has a deep passion for ideas that solve a difficult problem in an elegant way. He defines an elegant solution as one that is both uncommonly simple and surprisingly powerful, and that achieves the maximum effect with minimum means.

Above all, he is a practitioner of business strategy and innovation with powerful lessons learned and war stories to tell from years in the trenches with companies ranging from small startups to companies as large and multinational as Toyota, where he spent eight years as a full-time advisor.

Matt blends his frontline experience with research from his books in order to deliver useful concepts with immediate application, and aims to achieve four things in every presentation: 

  • inspire new thinking
  • share a unique perspective
  • tell compelling stories
  • deliver practical takeaways.

Matthew works and speaks to companies, conferences and clients of all types and sizes, all over the world!  They include:  Microsoft, Pfizer, 3M Corporation, Hy-Tech Drilling LTD, and the California College of the Arts.

Once hired he makes it easy to make the most of his time spent with your audiences. It is no wonder that Matt ranks as a top Keynote and Break-out session Speaker with many in our industry. 

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