Matt Stephenson started his career in K-12 education as a high school math teacher, and later a Leadership Fellow, at Achievement First Amistad High School in New Haven, CT. Next, he joined NewSchools Venture Fund as an Associate Partner and venture investor in high-performing education organizations. He later joined KIPP Austin Public Schools, a public school district serving nearly 5,000 students across ten schools and three campuses, to manage a district budget of over $50mm serving as Director of Finance.
Prior to his career in K-12 education, Matt was a Financial Analyst at Goldman Sachs covering the Credit Derivative and Mortgage-Backed Securities product lines. He also managed the Sales & Trading internship program for the education nonprofit Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), where he was able to support 93% of his cohort in receiving full-time job offers from their host firms.
Matt holds a M.B.A. in Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School and a BS in Finance and Information Systems from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
He currently resides in the Austin, TX area with his wife and two children.
Twitter – @Code2college | @MC_Stephenson
Recent feature – http://whartonmagazine.com/issues/fall-winter-2017/equity-investment-improving-opportunities-for-women-and-minorities-in-business/