Matthew Rogers

Lecturer, Accounting

Matthew Rogers

Lecturer in Management

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Research Interests

  • Energy Transitions
  • Industrial Decarbonization
  • Energy Policy


Matthew is a global energy and sustainability leader, focusing on the role technology and innovation play in restructuring markets. Most recently, he led the Mission Possible Partnership, focusing on decarbonizing heavy industry and transportation. Before that for 30+ years, Matt served oil, gas, power, renewables, and energy technology clients around the world, driving end to end operational performance improvements, defining regulatory/policy approaches, and crafting strategic priorities to win in restructuring markets as a senior partner at McKinsey for most of that time. From 2009 to 2010, he served as the senior advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Energy, leading the Recovery Act Implementation. He had operational responsibility for the Department of Energy’s $35B in Recovery Act appropriations: reviewing more than 30,000 applications and funding more than 5,000 projects to accelerate U.S. energy clean energy innovation Matt has written and spoken extensively on oil, gas, power, renewables, sustainability, and energy transitions. His book Resource Revolution: Capturing the Biggest Business Opportunity in 100 years was published in April 2014, arguing that the combination of information technology with industrial technology is changing the way we produce and use natural resources, restructuring energy, agriculture, building, manufacturing, and transportation markets globally. He serves on the Board of Natel Energy, a hydropower start-up. He is a board advisor to Ojjo, a utility scale solar foundation and tracker installer. He also is an advisor to Equilibrium Energy, a digital power market optimization start-up, which closed its Series A earlier this year. He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University. He earned an MBA from Yale University’s School of Management. Matt serves on the board directors for St Mary’s College School of Economics and Business Administration. He is married with three adult children.

Academic Degrees

  • MBA, Yale School of Management, 1989
  • BA, Princeton University, Magna Cum Laude, 1985

Academic Appointments

  • Lecturer, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, 2019–22

Professional Experience

  • Operating Partner, Ajax Strategies
  • Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company 1999–2009; 2011–22
  • Senior Advisor to U.S. Secretary of Energy for Recovery Act Implementation, 2009–10
  • Partner, Booz Allen, 1989–2009
  • Analyst, Credit Suisse First Boston, 1985–87



Stefan Heck, Matthew Rogers, Paul B. Carroll
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
April 2014

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