Matthew Christensen

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Disruptive Innovation Expert; Founder, with Clayton Christensen, of Rose Park Advisors

Biography

Matthew Christensen is an expert in identifying and applying disruptive innovation frameworks and assessing whether management can capitalize on, or defend against, a disruptive strategy. In 2007, together with Clayton M. Christensen, he founded Rose Park Advisors, a firm focused on investing in innovative companies. In his capacity as CEO and Portfolio Manager at Rose Park, Christensen sits on the boards of several of Rose Park’s portfolio companies, including Coupang, one of the largest e-commerce companies in Korea.

Prior, Christensen worked at Innosight, a consulting firm focused on helping companies deal with the challenges and opportunities of disruptive change, where he led engagements in the biotechnology, enterprise software, grocery, and financial services industries, among others. He also spearheaded Innosight’s small business and workshop initiatives. Before Innosight, Christensen worked at the Boston Consulting Group, consulting in various industries, including specialty chemicals, telecom, technology and industrial goods.

Prior to receiving a master’s from Harvard Business School, Christensen graduated from Duke University with  bachelor’s degrees in economics and in civil engineering, with an emphasis in structural engineering. While at Duke, he won a national championship in 2001, playing basketball for Coach Mike Krzyzewski. In 2002, he won the Coaches’ Award, given to the player best embodying the spirit of Duke Basketball, as well as the Dr. Deryl Hart Award (Top Scholar-Athlete). He and his wife, Elizabeth, have five children.

Matthew Christensen is available for paid speaking engagements, including keynote addresses, speeches, panels, and conference talks, and advisory/consulting services, through the exclusive representation of Stern Speakers, a division of Stern Strategy Group®.

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The Theory of Disruptive Innovation

(Rose Park Advisors, June 2012)

Biography

Matthew Christensen is an expert in identifying and applying disruptive innovation frameworks and assessing whether management can capitalize on, or defend against, a disruptive strategy. In 2007, together with Clayton M. Christensen, he founded Rose Park Advisors, a firm focused on investing in innovative companies. In his capacity as CEO and Portfolio Manager at Rose Park, Christensen sits on the boards of several of Rose Park’s portfolio companies, including Coupang, one of the largest e-commerce companies in Korea.

Prior, Christensen worked at Innosight, a consulting firm focused on helping companies deal with the challenges and opportunities of disruptive change, where he led engagements in the biotechnology, enterprise software, grocery, and financial services industries, among others. He also spearheaded Innosight’s small business and workshop initiatives. Before Innosight, Christensen worked at the Boston Consulting Group, consulting in various industries, including specialty chemicals, telecom, technology and industrial goods.

Prior to receiving a master’s from Harvard Business School, Christensen graduated from Duke University with  bachelor’s degrees in economics and in civil engineering, with an emphasis in structural engineering. While at Duke, he won a national championship in 2001, playing basketball for Coach Mike Krzyzewski. In 2002, he won the Coaches’ Award, given to the player best embodying the spirit of Duke Basketball, as well as the Dr. Deryl Hart Award (Top Scholar-Athlete). He and his wife, Elizabeth, have five children.

Matthew Christensen is available for paid speaking engagements, including keynote addresses, speeches, panels, and conference talks, and advisory/consulting services, through the exclusive representation of Stern Speakers, a division of Stern Strategy Group®.

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Creating New Growth Through Disruptive Innovation

 

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