Technical domains and the “real world” of strategy and execution are complementary and mutually reinforcing. While strategy helps focus the use cases of technical resources, best practices and innovations in technical spaces can unlock impact when applied to organizational strategy. All too often, however, these areas of work are separated by a gulf of priority misalignment and communication challenges.

Matt helps clients bridge this gap by offering technical expertise that is grounded in client strategy and concrete use cases. His work has ranged from developing a quantitative model that equitably allocates charitable food to building a relational database that helps clients identify and organize their core targets, impact hypotheses, investments, and learning questions. Across contexts, Matt helps clients leverage Bayesian mindsets and methodologies to document, model, and update their beliefs.

Select Redstone Projects

  • Developed and deployed an R Shiny web application to help clients produce robust and consistent estimates of potential grant impact
  • Designed a meta-analytic methodology to help clients integrate quantitative and qualitative signals into coherent representations of grantee capacity development
  • Provided methodological guidance to help a client introduce a Bayesian frame into a multimillion-dollar evaluation
  • Built a quantitative model to help clients represent core beliefs quantitatively, supporting estimates of the potential number of students reached
  • Designed and led a learning session on Bayesian mindsets and methods with a foundation’s monitoring, learning, and evaluation team

Background

Before joining Redstone, Matt led and supported quantitative and qualitative research on development, conservation, and poverty alleviation. As a research assistant, Matt worked with Professor Mushfiq Mobarak on quantitative research projects pertaining to marine conservation policy in Chile and the distribution of electricity subsidies in Bangladesh. He also spent four months studying in Quito, Ecuador as an undergraduate, where he designed and conducted independent field research to document the ways that a neighborhood organization generated a sense of community.