Matthew Christensen is an expert in identifying and applying disruptive innovation frameworks, and assessing whether management can capitalize on, or defend against, a disruptive strategy. In 2007, together with Clayton M. Christensen, he founded Rose Park Advisors, a firm focused on investing in innovative companies. In his capacity as CEO and Portfolio Manager at Rose Park, Christensen sits on the boards of several of Rose Park’s portfolio companies, including Coupang, one of the largest ecommerce companies in Korea.
Prior, Christensen worked at Innosight, a consulting firm focused on helping companies deal with the challenges and opportunities of disruptive change, where he led engagements in the biotechnology, enterprise software, grocer, and financial services industries, among others. He also spearheaded Innosight’s small business and workshops initiatives. Before Innosight, Christensen worked at the Boston Consulting Group, consulting in various industries, including specialty chemicals, telecom, technology and industrial goods.
Prior to receiving an MBA from Harvard Business School, Christensen graduated from Duke University with a BSc in economics and a BSE in civil engineering with an emphasis
in structural engineering. While at Duke, he won a national championship in 2001, playing basketball for Coach Mike Krzyzewski. In 2002, he won the Coaches’ Award, given to
the player best embodying the spirit of Duke Basketball, as well as the Dr. Deryl Hart Award (Top Scholar-Athlete). He and his wife Elizabeth have five children.