Matthew May
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Matthew May

Senior Advisor, Insight Partners, Stratechia, Toyota. Co-author, What A Unicorn Knows.

Matt is six-time author, noted speaker, and currently senior strategy advisor for Insight Partners, a leading global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth technology companies that are driving transformation in their industries.

His latest book, entitled What a Unicorn Knows: How Leading Entrepreneurs Use Lean Principles to Drive Sustainable Growth, was published in early 2023 to international acclaim. His background spans over 30 years of experience advising and facilitating senior leaders and their teams through transformative strategy, innovation, and lean initiatives.

Matt’s perspective is heavily influenced by spending nearly a decade with Toyota. His work has been published high-profile publications such as The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Inc., and The Rotman Management Magazine.

Matt tailors every talk to the audience and aims to achieve four things: share a unique perspective, tell compelling stories, inspire new thinking, and provide practical takeaways.

A graduate of The Wharton School and Johns Hopkins University, Matt is an avid cyclist and published songwriter, but considers winning The New Yorker cartoon caption contest one of his greatest creative achievements. He lives in southern California with his wife and daughter.

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Matt did a great job connecting with the audience; he was extremely credible and knew his material. The feedback we received has been overwhelming and positive!

Matthew May + Microsoft

Matt gave an outstanding presentation. Everyone raved about it and felt it to be very motiviating.

Matthew May + Pfizer

We were so honored to that Matt came to speak to our Council on Development, Education and Learning this week. He delivered an excellent presentation on innovation. We especially appreciated his candor and the open discussion between him and the members.

Matthew May + The Conference Board
The Conference Board


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