Matt has spent 25 years serving energy clients globally and currently focuses on the roles technology and innovation play in restructuring markets in the energy and industrial sectors. He leads McKinsey’s Americas Petroleum and Electric Power and Natural Gas Practices and helped establish the firm’s Resource Productivity and Clean Technology Practice.
He has written extensively on the oil, gas, power, and resource markets and served as senior advisor to the US Secretary of Energy in 2009–10. In that role, he was responsible for managing the Department of Energy’s Recovery Act appropriations, which funded more than 5,000 innovation projects in energy efficiency, advanced transportation, renewable energy, transmission and distribution infrastructure, carbon capture and sequestration, environmental clean-up, and basic and applied science.
He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University and holds an MBA from Yale’s School of Management.
Stefan Heck is a Consulting Professor at the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University, teaching courses and conducting research on innovation, energy, and resource economics.
Previously he was a Director (senior partner) at McKinsey and he co-founded the Cleantech and Sustainability Transformations practices. He has worked extensively with Fortune and Global 100 technology, industrial, infrastructure, building systems, retail, utility and energy companies across the US, China, Korea, Japan, India, and Europe.
Stefan is on the Innovation Advisory Board of United Technologies, the advisory board of New World Capital, and the School of Earth Sciences at Stanford. He received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from UCSD and a B.S. with honors in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University. His research focused on neural network algorithms and the neural basis of reasoning.