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Matt Unterman




Executive summary


Matt Unterman is the Leader of Grant Thornton’s Not-for-Profit and Higher Education Advisory Services Practice. In addition, Matt leads Grant Thornton’s Higher Education Sector, overseeing our firm’s offerings and activities to colleges and universities. Matt has led a variety of business and information technology initiatives in the not-for-profit and higher education industry. His engagement experience includes strategic planning, business plan development, business process analysis and reengineering, operational reviews and improvement, financial modeling, financial performance improvement, program oversight and costing, benchmarking and best practices reviews, reserves analysis, enterprise risk management, internal audit, reorganization and outsourcing assistance, board governance assessment, IT planning and strategy, IT effectiveness reviews, requirements development, project management office (PMO) services, data center reviews, post-implementation assessments, IT controls reviews, business continuity/disaster recovery, system and vendor selection, records retention policy creation, and training curriculum and materials design.

Unterman has presented on a variety of topics to not-for-profit and higher education industry leaders, including strategic planning, performance metrics, data analytics, strategic business analysis, operational reviews, board governance, financial reserves, cost/revenue analysis and allocation, business process reengineering, technology effectiveness, IT risk, IT cost reduction, and Enterprise Risk Management.

Unterman is a member of Grant Thornton’s national Not-for-Profit and Higher Education Leadership Team. He has served as lead mentor in NYU’s Stern Consulting Corps program, providing guidance to MBA students who deliver strategic consulting to not-for-profit organizations.




  • MBA, Strategy and Finance, New York University’s Stern School of Business
  • BA, Sociology, Haverford College

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