Matthew Harper is a retired 20 year Naval Officer with extensive crisis and global leadership, management and public speaking experience and is currently the Director Entrepreneur Services at VentureMoney a venture capital and investment management company in San Diego.
- Decorated for leadership after the terrorist attack on USS Cole in Aden Yemen, a speech writer for the 4-Star Commanding General of US Africa Command, an award winning published author on U.S.-Chinese Political, Military and Economic relations and a Masters Degree from the Harvard Kennedy School.
- With years of speaking and leadership experience that began with joining and then running his high school and college debate teams to representing multiple military commands as their organizational presenter, he can engage, captivate, understand and most importantly connect with audiences from around the world, small groups to auditorium size audiences on the subjects of change leadership and management to working and succeeding in large complex organizations or understanding of how an individual makes it on their own.
Previous speaking events include:
- Veterans Entrepreneur Summit
- Corporate Alliance, San Diego, Jump Start
- International Patrol Craft Conference, Dublin Ireland
- MIT Society of Naval Engineers
- US Africa Command overview for Ambassadors from 15+ African Countries
- US Africa Command overview for US Ambassadors to sub-Saharan Africa
- US Africa Command overview for Secretary of the Navy
Panel Speaking Events
- Veterans Transition, Corporate Alliance, San Diego
- SD State University ZIP Launchpad, Selection
- SD Business Pitch Competition, Selection