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Matt Katz

Managing Partner

Matt is part of the executive leadership team, where he sets and steers SSA & Company business strategy, and guides go-to-market approaches. Matt also leads SSA & Company’s Retail & Consumer Packaged Goods and Private Equity practices. He has more than 25 years of global management and advisory experience ranging from strategic planning and top-line growth initiatives to operational enhancement, organizational development, restructuring, acquisition activity, and merger integration. He has worked with many of the world’s iconic names in retail and consumer products and is deeply experienced in working with public and private institutions, entrepreneurial owners, and financial sponsors in all phases of corporate lifecycles. Previously, Matt founded AGORA Advisors, a boutique advisory firm, was a Partner and Practice Leader at Boston Consulting Group, a Managing Director and Global Practice Leader at AlixPartners, and a Partner and Practice Leader at Kurt Salmon. Prior to consulting Matt held management roles at Macy’s.

Matt is based in New York and serves as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Outside of work, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, playing golf, cooking, and sipping a great scotch.

Education:

  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.A. in Economics, Organizational Design and Industrial Policy

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Who International Retailers Hire to Crack the US Market

Matt Katz shares strategies for retailers to consider when entering a new market in this Business of Fashion article. 

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Tiptoeing Into a Soft Landing in 2024

Fears of recession persisted for much of 2023 but now, analysts are cautiously shifting the conversation. Matt Katz was featured in this WWD article discussing how retail will be impacted in 2024 as fears of recession ease. 

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How 2023 Became the Year of Cost Cutting for Retailers

Last year, rather focus on growth, many retailers focused on cutting costs. Matt Katz was quoted in this Modern Retail article discussing pressures that led many retailers to focus on cost cutting last year. 

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Cyber Monday Spending Hits Record

Matt Katz is featured in this Barron’s article examining consumer spending over this Black Friday and Cyber Weekend. 

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Deal-Hunters on Track to Spend Record $12B in US Cyber Monday Shopping Spree

Matt Katz was featured in this Reuters article speaking about consumer spending during cyber weekend.

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Cyber Weekend Sales Top $10 Billion as Retailers Gear up for Cyber Monday

Matt Katz was featured in this Digital Commerce 360 article about why the beauty category is poised to win big this holiday season.

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2023 Holiday Guide: Prioritize Smart Pricing, Promotion and Customer Retention

Matt Katz shares his perspective on what’s ahead for the 2023 holiday shopping season in this Retail TouchPoints report.

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