Matt Leger is the Founder and CEO of ML Consulting & Advisory. For nearly a decade, Matt has worked as an advisor and consultant to leaders in executives across the public, private, nonprofit, and academic sectors. Through these experiences, he has discovered a passion for supporting social enterprises, nonprofit organizations, and private companies that are dedicated to influencing positive change. He decided to launch ML Consulting & Advisory to further dedicate his life's work to supporting organizations that share his passion for doing good in the world.
In addition to his consulting and advisory work, Matt is an industry leading and award winning researcher. Over the course of his career, he has been the sole author and/or co-author on more than 160 articles and research reports published to date. He has been published in a range of outlets including Harvard’s Data-Smart City Solutions, Harvard Kennedy School Review, the American Enterprise Institute, Governing Magazine, The Center for Technology in Government, GovTech, USA Today, The Bulwark, The Hill, and others. Matt has also published research for Gartner and IDC, two of the top ranked research and advisory companies in the world. He also supported multiple book projects with professors and researchers at some of the world's leading universities and think tanks.
He has been quoted in several major publications and media outlets including CNN, The Associated Press, The Washington Post, ABC News, Business Insider, Harvard’s Data-Smart City Solutions, Smart Cities Dive, and ArcNews Magazine. Matt has also spoken on panels for the American Enterprise Institute, Fierce Technologies, Verizon, Cisco, Smart Cities NYC, Civic Tech Toronto, and the education technology platform Dataraction.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in public policy and world affairs, as well as a Master's Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany/SUNY.
Matt is also a loving and devoted husband to his long-time partner Ellie. He is also the father of two beautiful children, Elara and Owen, and is a shameless cat dad of three.
Matt manages a network of consultants and advisors that help to support ML Consulting & Advisory projects. This is a fast growing network of trusted friends and colleagues that Matt has met over the course of his life and career that he has personally recruited to be a part of his team. Network members bring a broad diversity of skill sets and experiences to the table that help to provide clients with a holistic set of services to meet their broad ranging needs. Network members include consultants, researchers, writers, data scientists, nonprofit and social enterprise executives, entrepreneurs, professional coaches, and more.
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