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Matt Highfield


Deloitte Consulting LLP
Greater Minneapolis, Minnesota

Matt is a Minneapolis-based Director with Deloitte Consulting’s Real Estate & Location Strategy (RE&LS) market offering. Over a 16 year consulting career, Matt has helped scores of companies develop and execute location and market entry strategies. Matt’s areas of expertise include location and global footprint strategy, site selection, enterprise footprint optimization, occupancy strategy, and incentive negotiations for both domestic and international clients. Matt’s expertise extends to a broad spectrum of corporate functions including Manufacturing, Research & Development, Customer Care,, Distribution, Shared Services, and has consulted across a broad array of industries including; Consumer Business, Energy, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Automotive, Retail, Technology, Process Manufacturing. In addition to serving corporate clients, Matt has experience in advising economic development agencies in the development of winning business attraction strategies.

Matt has led engagements in field assessing for over 25 countries including: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, and the United States.

His clients include: Amgen, Baker & McKenzie, Baxter, BASF, Bayer Crop Sciences, Best Buy, Bridgestone Firestone, Bristol Myers Squibb, Cargill, Caterpillar, Convergys, Covidien, Dupont, Gap Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Kmart, Morgan Stanley, Novartis, Puerto Rico Science & Research Trust, Roche, SC Johnson, Schwan’s, Tyco, Viracon, Volkswagen, Yokohama Tire

North America
Energy IT Automotive
Medical and Life Sciences Financial Advanced Manufacturing
R&D Apparel Logistics, Warehouse and Distribution
Amgen Baker & McKenzie Baxter
BASF Bayer Bristol Myers Squibb
Caterpillar Johnson & Johnson Puerto Rico Science & Research Trust
Tyco Volkswagen Yokohama Tire

Matt Highfield has his BA in Geography from Macalester College and his MA in Applied Geography from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.