Matt Sigelman

President, Burning Glass Institute


Matt Sigelman is President of the Burning Glass Institute and a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School.  Named by Forbes to its Future of Work 50, Matt has dedicated his career to unlocking new avenues for mobility, opportunity, and equity through skills.  

The Burning Glass Institute advances data-driven research and practice on the future of work and the future of learning.  Previously, as CEO of KKR-backed Lightcast, Matt and his team invented the field of real-time labor market data, a breakthrough innovation that transformed the way employers, education institutions, policy makers, and workers understand, plan for, and connect with the world of work. By mining billions of job openings and career histories, Matt led the company to become the global authority on the market for talent. 

Prior to Lightcast, Matt worked at McKinsey & Company and at Capital One.  He writes widely on the job market, has testified before Congress, and is consulted frequently by public officials and global media.  Matt holds an AB from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard and is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.