Dr. Matt Brubaker

Chief Executive Officer

Throughout his 25-year career, Dr. Matt Brubaker has studied and coached executive leaders in a variety of capacities, advising and consulting in numerous practice areas including senior and high potential leadership development, conflict resolution, and large-scale organizational assessment and change.

An expert in sustainable transformation, his client work focuses on enterprise-wide change initiatives, C-Level development, and building high-performing, strategically-aligned executive teams. A recognized thought leader on the subject of human capital strategy, Dr. Brubaker’s work has been published in Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Chief Executive Magazine, Fast Company, and The Journal of Private Equity.

Dr. Brubaker earned his Master of Arts degree in Dispute Resolution at the University of Massachusetts, and his Doctor of Education in Organizational Change (Ed.D.) degree from Pepperdine University. He serves as an Operating Partner at WindRose Health Investors, a New York-based private equity firm, and also sits on the boards of JM Search and Traditions Behavioral Health. 

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EXPERIENCE

Dr. Matt Brubaker is the Chief Executive Officer of FMG Leading, a group of advisors, coaches and consultants that help investors and executives transform their organizations by maximizing the performance of their human capital. Dr. Brubaker coached high-performing executives and their organizations in a variety of capacities throughout his entire professional career. Over the last 25 years, he has consulted in numerous practice areas, including executive leadership development, high-profile succession planning and large-scale organizational assessment and change.

In addition to his role as FMG Leading’s Chief Executive, Dr. Brubaker’s client work focuses on enterprise-wide change initiatives, executive team development, and private equity portfolio companies. His executive coaching practice is focused exclusively on C-level leaders. He brings a development approach focused simultaneously on the “doing” and “being” aspects of leadership, helping leaders to develop the skills required to achieve breakthrough results while being mindful of their impact on those around them.

In addition to his business and leadership background, Dr. Brubaker brings a passion for experiential learning and the outdoors to his consulting work. His unique approach to leadership development incorporates movement, physical activity and adrenaline into consulting relationships, helping leaders develop confidence in their skills, build stronger connections with themselves and others, and access a deeper level of insight.

Dr. Brubaker was previously Director of Organizational Development for Comcast Corporation, the nation’s largest cable and internet provider, and Owner/Managing Principal of Terra Nova Partners, an executive coaching firm. He has worked with dozens of clients, including CNN, Deloitte, Massachusetts General Hospital, Optum, TeamHealth, Hackensack University Medical Center, Alliance HealthCare Services, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, BristolMyers Squibb, Chevron, DaVita, Janus, Microsoft, Surgical Care Affiliates, and Vail Resorts.

ADDITIONAL PRACTICE AREAS

A frequently published author, Dr. Brubaker’s work has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Chief Executive Magazine, Fast Company and The Journal of Private Equity. He is a member of the Academy of Management, and the Organization Development Network. Dr. Brubaker serves as an Operating Partner at WindRose Health Investors, a New York-based Private Equity firm, and also sits on the boards of JM Search and Traditions Behavioral Health. Dr. Brubaker also has a broad background in working with senior leaders of strategic nonprofit organizations.

ACADEMIC AFFILIATIONS

Dr. Brubaker earned his Master of Arts degree in Dispute Resolution at the University of Massachusetts, and his Doctor of Education in Organizational Change (Ed.D.) degree from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology. His doctoral dissertation examines the practice of apology as a leadership behavior, and its impact on organizational performance.

PERSONAL

Dr. Brubaker lives on a small farm outside of Philadelphia, PA with his wife and children, their St. Bernard, and a growing assortment of livestock.