Matthew Lester

EVP Finance and Administration & COO at Medical College of Wisconsin

Matthew Lester, MBA, MHA, CPA, joined the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) as Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration, and Chief Operating Officer, on August 1, 2022. Mr. Lester previously served as Vice Dean, Finance and Administration, at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (Cleveland, Ohio) from 2016-2022, and was an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School’s Division of General Medical Sciences.

As Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Operating Officer for MCW, Mr. Lester serves as the principal administrative officer of MCW and a member of the institution’s senior leadership team. He is responsible for MCW’s financial functions as well as the planning, organizing, evaluating and monitoring of all administrative and facilities functions. Mr. Lester oversees strategic financial and administrative planning, budget development and implementation, policy formulation, facilities and organizational development. Additionally, he has oversight of human resources, faculty affairs, facilities, central purchasing, information services and other institutional functions as required to support MCW’s missions. He reports to John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, MCW’s President and Chief Executive Officer.



  • EVP Finance and Administration & COO

    August, 2022 - present

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