Matt McBride

Executive in Residence at MATTER

Matt is the operating partner at Wave Strategy, a healthcare innovation consultancy, that provides strategic guidance to healthcare organizations and accelerates the commercial pathway for cutting-edge technologies through strategic enterprise partners, healthcare systems, industry influencers and entrepreneurs.

Prior to Wave Strategy, he began his career in healthcare innovation at Cleveland Clinic Innovations (CCI), where he spent seven years translating medical breakthroughs into patient-benefiting products that reached the commercial market. As the director of inventor services, Matt established and implemented a process that was used to evaluate early stage technologies and usher them toward a commercial outcome. At CCI, Matt also held the position of director of business development, where he aided startups with IP strategy formulation, product development guidance and value proposition refinement.

Matt also served as a naval officer at several commands throughout the world. As a naval officer, he served as executive officer of the Military Sealift Command in Diego Garcia, program manager for the V-22 Osprey in Philadelphia and contract administrator for Forward Operating Base, Camp Leatherneck, in Afghanistan.

Matt also plays a role at the following organizations: board of directors for Challenge America (president) and NE Ohio Naval Academy Association (trustee). Matt received a bachelor’s in political science with a focus in engineering, math and science from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.



  • Executive in Residence

    Current role

  • Venture Acceleration Fellow