Matt PolakCo-Founder

areas of expertise

  • 15+ years supporting critical decisions by senior leaders of F100 companies
  • SME in go-to-market strategy, organic and inorganic growth, and strategic diligence
  • Meaningful experience in Cybersecurity and Information Technology, Power & Utilities, and Life Sciences
  • Global relationships and cross-cultural experiences, especially in Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East


  • MBA, UCLA Anderson School of Management
  • MBA, Escuela de Negocios de la Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (Chile)
  • BA, James Madison University

Since starting BroadBranch in 2005, Matt has led many of the BroadBranch’s organic and inorganic strategy engagements focused in the technology industry, including dozens of assignments for clients seeking to improve their competitive position via organic and inorganic expansion globally. Matt is a subject matter expert in go-to-market strategy, organic and inorganic strategy, and strategic diligence related to M&A. His expertise and efforts have supported 40+ leading international customers seeking growth in various industries such as: cybersecurity and information technology; healthcare technology; life sciences and diagnostics; industrial technology applications in power generation; water and wastewater; heavy industries including oil and gas, mining and metals, cement manufacturing, and packaging used in personal care and industrial applications. Prior to founding BroadBranch, Matt worked for an M&A-focused investment bank where he supported more than $10B of successful transactions. Early in his career, Matt covered key regions of interest to policy makers including North Korea, Iran, and the Republic of Georgia. Matt holds dual MBAs from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and Escuela de Negocios de la Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (Chile). He also received his BA in International Affairs from James Madison University.


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