Matthew Glickman


Matthew Glickman

Lecturer in Management

Raccoon Partners Lecturer in Strategic Management for 2023-2024


Matt Glickman (MBA, MA, Education 1993) is the founder and president of Promise Venture Studio, a non-profit organization whose mission is to spur social entrepreneurship in early childhood development. He also advises or serves on the board of several technology startups and nonprofit educational organizations.

Matt has spent the bulk of his career starting and growing companies. He was co-founder and CEO of enterprise software company Merced Systems, and prior to that was co-founder and CEO of BabyCenter, a consumer Internet company that built the leading website for new and expectant parents. In earlier years, Matt has held leadership roles at Intuit, Teach for America and started his career as a consultant at Bain & Company. 

He graduated an Arjay Miller Scholar from Stanford Graduate School of Business where he earned his MBA. He holds an MA from Stanford School of Education and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Amherst College.


Academic Degrees

  • MBA, Stanford GSB, 1993
  • MA, Stanford School of Education, 1993
  • BA, Amherst College, 1987

Professional Experience

  • Chairman, NovoEd
  • Board Member, TNTP
  • General Manager, NICE Systems
  • Co-Founder & CEO, Merced Systems
  • Co-Founder & CEO, BabyCenter

Stanford GSB Affiliations

In the Media

Insights by Stanford Business

September 20, 2016
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