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Matthew Sigelman

Matthew Sigelman

CEO, Burning Glass Technologies

Matthew Sigelman is CEO of Burning Glass Technologies, a leading labor market analytics firm. For more than a decade, he has leveraged his expertise in human capital management, data, and analytics to advise clients and guide solution design and implementation. Burning Glass equips its clients -- job seekers and employers as well as HR professionals, educators, analysts, and workforce and economic developers -- with the actionable intelligence they need to succeed in today’s complex and dynamic labor market.

Matt is consulted frequently by national media, including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Forbes, NPR, Vox, CBS, Fox News, and the New England Journal of Higher Education; by higher education leaders; by researchers and policy makers; and by the White House. He has recently been a featured speaker and panelist with the Business Higher Education Forum, The Economist, the National Association of Workforce Boards, the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, the Council of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Institute for Human Resource Information Managers, and with the HRO Today Forum.

Matt, formerly with Capital One, Mesa Air Group, and McKinsey and Company, also serves on the Board of Directors of The Graduate! Network, a national alliance of regional partnerships achieving outstanding outcomes in adult college completion. He holds an AB from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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The Opportunity
For community colleges to become essential catalysts to California’s economic recovery and jobs creation at the local, regional and state levels.

The Strategy
Doing What MATTERS for jobs and the economy is a four-pronged framework to respond to the call of our nation, state, and regions to close the skills gap. The four prongs are:

  • Give Priority for Jobs and the Economy
  • Make Room for Jobs and the Economy
  • Promote Student Success
  • Innovate for Jobs and the Economy
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