Placement
Matt Arena
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Senior executive with over 30 years of organizational transformation, change management, and operational excellence experience. Matt helps people get what they want by providing the guidance and support they need.

Senior executive with over 30 years of organizational transformation, change management, and operational excellence experience. Matt helps people get what they want by providing the guidance and support they need.

Full Bio

I am an executive with over 30 years of experience as a manager and leader driving organizational transformation, change management, and operational excellence. I've led operational teams in the US, EMEA, APAC, and LATAM at companies such as Paypal, Genentech and Hewlett Packard.

At this point in my career, I have chosen to focus on what I’ve always loved – people. I believe that people should get what they want; they deserve it; they just need someone with experience to guide and support them to meet their personal and professional goals. My personal successes and failures allow me to transfer my experience to others to help accelerate growth and avoid key mistakes.

My deep operational experience gives me unique insights into what senior executives are looking for in leaders. I have a deep belief that people should get what they want – they deserve it – and they just need someone with experience to guide and support them to meet their personal and professional goals. I am excited to help you both navigate and jump-start the next phase in your career journey.


Notable Client Achievements

  • Provide career coaching to finance professionals resulting in 2 level promotion and foreign service assignment
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WORK HISTORY
PayPal
  • Head and Chief Architect
  • Sr Mgr, Enterprise Planning and Agility Solutions
  • Senior Transformation Engagement Leader
  • Enterprise Transformation Architect
Genentech
  • Director, IT Operational Excellence & Analytics
  • Principal, IT Operational Excellence
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Senior Manager, HP Value Chain Business Process Solutions
  • Functional Manager, Strategy, Planning and Architecture
  • Manager, North American Manufacturing & Distribution
CREDENTIALS
  • 30+ years executive in technical leadership and transformation roles
  • Led large software development and IT functions
  • 20+ years hands on change management experience
INDUSTRIES
Healthcare
Electrical Electronic Manufacturing
Professional Services
Logistics Supply Chain
Computer
Enterprise Software
EXPERIENCE WITH
Accounting Auditing
Operations
Project Management
Business Analysis
Consulting
EXPERTISE
Experienced People Manager
Executive
Discover Skills And Strengths
Goal Clarification
Performance Productivity
Internal Mobility
Relationship Building
Managing Up
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Q&A

Describe your coaching style.

I focus on listening to my clients to understand what problems they want to solve and use a combination of observation and expertise to guide them to solutions

Who is your ideal client and why?

My ideal client is a mid career individual who is looking to move into a more senior role. I find this to be the hardest transition as what they have tried all these years is no longer working and the most rewarding as a coach as my experience can move them very quickly through this phase into a role that is exciting and rewarding for them.

How do you measure success with a client?

Measure #1: At the beginning of each engagement, we discuss goals for the engagement, and we work together to meet those goals. Measure #2: Follow on work from this client and referrals to new clients is a key measure of success

What is your coaching superpower?

My coaching superpower is helping the client understand the real problem they want to solve and giving just the right balancing of encouragement and pushing to client to make the change happen

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