Matt Unterman , MBA

Principal, Higher Education Advisory Services Practice, Grant Thornton LLP , New York , New York

Matt has experience leading a variety of business and information technology initiatives in the higher education and not-for-profit industry. Matt’s engagement experience includes strategic planning, business plan development, business process analysis and reengineering, operational reviews and improvement, financial modeling, financial performance improvement, program oversight and costing, benchmarking and best practices reviews, reserves analysis, enterprise risk management, internal audit, reorganization and outsourcing assistance, board governance assessment, IT planning and strategy, IT effectiveness reviews, requirements development, project management office (PMO) services, data center reviews, post-implementation assessments, IT controls reviews, business continuity/disaster recovery, system and vendor selection, records retention policy creation, and training curriculum and materials design.

Matt’s experience spans a variety of business sectors: higher education, not-for-profit, financial services, business services, technology, construction management, and media.

Matt has presented on a variety of topics to higher education and not-for-profit industry leaders, including strategic planning, performance metrics, data analytics, strategic business analysis, operational reviews, board governance, financial reserves, cost/revenue analysis and allocation, business process reengineering, technology effectiveness, IT risk, IT cost reduction, and Enterprise Risk Management. Matt is a member of Grant Thornton’s National Not-for-Profit and Higher Education Leadership Team. Matt has served as the Lead Mentor in NYU’s Stern Consulting Corps program, providing guidance and mentoring to MBA students that deliver strategic consulting to not-for-profit organizations.

Matt received an MBA in Strategy and Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Haverford College.