Matt Nash

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Matt Nash

Center for Social Innovation

Matt is the director of the Center for Social Innovation at Stanford GSB. The center educates insightful leaders for social and environmental change. Prior to this, he was managing director for social entrepreneurship at Duke University’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative, taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in social innovation and human-centered design, and was lead instructor for Duke’s Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership. Previously, Matt co-founded and led the Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator as well as the USAID-funded Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD). He also served as executive director of the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at the Fuqua School of Business, and was Duke’s inaugural change leader for Ashoka’s Changemaker Campus Consortium.

Earlier in his career, Matt was a consultant in strategy and change management with IBM Business Consulting Services (formerly PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting). In this position and previous consulting capacities, Matt served a diverse set of clients, including World Vision, UNICEF, USAID, and the U.S. Department of Energy. Previously, Matt led the Leadership Institute at Yale’s center for public service and social justice, and volunteered with the U.S. Peace Corps in Romania as an NGO development advisor.

Matt is a graduate of the Yale School of Management (MBA) and Yale College (BA). He sits on the advisory board of Enactus and has served on, chaired, and advised a large number of nonprofit boards of directors. He loves volunteering, traveling, and camping with his wife and two children. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching social entrepreneurs and their boards on designing, assessing, and scaling innovative solutions to wicked social and environmental problems.