Matt Stocker

Founder | Director

“Ever since I can remember, I’ve been driven by innovation and motivated by excellence — whether in business, design, technology or day-to-day life. By improving what already is and creating what doesn’t yet exist, I believe that we achieve real, sustainable opportunities and build a solid foundation for our future.”

Matt founded our consulting firm in January 2009. Highly strategic in his focus, he is driven by innovation, motivated by excellence and known for his ability to dissect complex business challenges. A designer, strategist, innovator and geek, Matt thrives in challenging environments and loves to push the boundaries of possibility. He is a big picture, visual thinker who is always running 5 to 10 years ahead.

Matt has been a Programme Mentor for UK Trade & Investment, through which he advised companies on their international strategy and the pursuit of new overseas opportunities. He is an approved GrowthAccelerator coach and previously supported Business Link’s High Growth Coaching Programme.

Matt has trained with Investors in Excellence, of which he is an Associate and with whom he assessed for the Midlands Excellence Awards. He is experienced in using both the EFQM Excellence Model and the Investors in Excellence Standard.

An information maven, Matt is passionate about lifelong learning. For three years, he served on the Warwick Business School Alumni Executive, where he headed up two working groups: Communications and Students & Recent Graduates. He has been an invited speaker at events held by the Midlands World Trade Forum, the East Midlands International Trade Association (emita) and Warwick Business School.

Education Warwick Business School, 2.1 Honours in Management Sciences BSc
Values Fun, Creativity, Learning
Frequented websites Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, BBC NewsThe TelegraphTUAW, MacRumorsEngadget, Ars Technica, Design Juices, Beyond VC, Top Gear
Books that have inspired ReWork—Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson, Back of the Napkin—Dan Roam, Business Model Generation—Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur
Life beyond work Personal fitness, films (happy endings preferred), technology, gadgets, music, all things Apple, design, springer spaniels
Photo of Matt Stocker