Dr. Barney is an expert on leader development, assessment, and technology. Dr. Barney has over 25 years of experience leading in senior global roles at multinationals such as Infosys, AT&T/ Lucent Technologies, and Motorola; and is former Chief Learning Officer for Sutter Health. Dr. Barney has authored five books, four patents (one pending), over 40 peer-reviewed works and has presented 179 talks in 14 countries. In 2015, he was appointed to the Business Affairs committee of the scientific publisher, Annual Reviews. He holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin- Madison; and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Tulsa.
Using interdisciplinary, science-based methods to detect and mitigate leader and leadership risks. Inventing novel software and hardware technologies that materially improve individual and organizational development. Leading entrepreneurial, global teams.
Founder, LeaderAmp - a seed funded startup with a patent-pending platform for artificially-enhanced coaching, psychometrics, and journaling. Transformed Infosys Leadership Institute as an expat in India, around the “Private Banking” scientist-practitioner model, producing 86% growth in senior leaders globally each year. As Founding Chief Learning Officer for Sutter Health, introduced evidence-based leadership methods to persuade 82 boards to integrate into one fiduciary. Pioneered inverted and multisource computer-adaptive psychometric methods resulting in being asked by peers to author 2016 Adaptive Measurement and Assessment chapter of Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior.
Ph.D., Industrial-Organizational Psychology, University of Tulsa M.A., Industrial-Organizational Psychology, University of Tulsa B.S., Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
In his spare time, Matt enjoys international travel, languages, and cuisine with his family.