Guild Member Profile

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Matt Szuhaj

Vice President

Strategic Development Group
Oakland, CA

Matt Szuhaj is a Vice President with the Strategic Development Group.  He has over thirty years of experience in domestic and international site selection and development, specializing in global deployment strategy, market entry, footprint optimization, operating model design, supply chain strategy, real estate and site evaluations, infrastructure review, operating costs/conditions analysis, and business incentive and entitlement negotiations.

Matt has managed and performed global strategies for numerous corporate clients across the functional spectrum including manufacturing, distribution operations, shared service centers, data centers, R&D facilities, and headquarters projects throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

In addition to his location strategy experience, Matt has conducted many economic development strategies including country/community asset and liability analyses, target industry evaluations, site and infrastructure readiness evaluations, military facility reuse strategies, business attraction strategies, innovation strategies, incentive/entitlement/regulatory strategies, and economic development organizational design and governance.

Matt received his B.S. in Construction Engineering and Management from Purdue University and M.B.A. in Finance and Real Estate from Indiana University.

North America International
IT Automotive Medical and Life Sciences
Financial Advanced Manufacturing Food and Beverage
Apparel Aerospace, Aeronautics and Aviation
Amgen AstraZeneca Bridgestone
eBay Herbalife Indexx
J&J Mattel Nike
Novartis The Gap Moderna

Matt is a frequent speaker, author, and contributor on the topics of life sciences, cluster development, global location strategy, footprint analytics, and economic development issues. He is a member of the Biotechnology Industry Organization, California Life Science Association, and the Site Selectors Guild.

Matt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering and Management from the Purdue University and an MBA in Finance, Marketing, and Real Estate from Indiana University.