Corey Ford is a well-accomplished CEO, founder, and teacher. He is the founder and CEO of Matter, a company that specializes in innovation leadership, process, and strategy. In this company, he offers consultation, coaching, and teachings to executives and entrepreneurs. Corey is also an adjunct professor at the Columbia Journalism School, where he teaches the Sulzberger Executive Leadership Program, one of the top executive education programs for the media industry. He has managed 73 investments for Matter Fund I and Fund II from the startup accelerator and VC firm he created and ran for seven years. In addition, Corey runs workshops on innovation and is a sought-after speaker in various events.
Corey's educational background includes an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has held several positions in various organizations, including Kauffman Fellow - Class 17 at Kauffman Fellows, Adjunct Professor, MBA in Design Strategy at the California College of the Arts, Director, Runway Program at Innovation Endeavors, Business Design Strategist at Jump Associates, Fellow & Lecturer at Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (d.school), Summer Associate, Corporate Development at MGM Studios, Associate Producer at National Geographic, and Field Producer, Associate Producer at FRONTLINE PBS.