Matthew McCreight

Image of Matthew McCreightMatthew McCreight is a Senior Partner at Schaffer Consulting. He has been with the firm since the late 1980s, consulting with a wide variety of organizations across all sectors, including health care and pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, manufacturing groups, governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations. From 2005-2014 he served as the firm’s Managing Partner.

Founded in 1960, Schaffer Consulting has shaped highly successful transformations with organizations such as General Electric, Merck, Boeing, BMW, the World Bank and many others. Schaffer has pioneered what are now industry “best practice” approaches to organic growth, merger integration, new business innovation, transformational leadership and strategy execution. Schaffer authors have written eight books and hundreds of articles, including fifteen in the Harvard Business Review.

Matthew has helped many organizations carry out large-scale change in ways that achieve significant results, building the strategic direction, leadership capabilities and broad-based involvement that are essential for long-term success. In this context he works with senior leaders and their teams to orchestrate the improvement and transformation of their organizations.

Matthew’s clients have included many leading insurance and financial services companies such as AIG, Lloyds Banking Group, XL Catlin, Bank of Ireland, Zurich Insurance, Old Mutual Group, QBE, ERS, and Swiss Life.

Matthew has written numerous articles for publications such as The Economist, Business Week, Harvard Business Review and others. He authored Chapters 5 and 6 of Schaffer’s book Rapid Results! How 100-Day Projects Build the Capacity for Large-Scale Change. Other articles include “Don’t Waste Time Seeking the Right Change Model, Build Your Own” with Robert Schaffer (Business Horizons).

Before joining the firm, Matthew earned his Master’s in Management from Yale University’s School of Management and his B.A. in Economics from Wesleyan University.