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Matthew J. Fenton, PhD.

Executive Coach

Dr. Matthew Fenton is a biomedical scientist with extensive executive leadership experience who provides coaching and organizational management to academic, government, and industry managers and leaders. As an Executive Coach for The Bradley Partnerships, Inc. (TBP), he has coached sitting and transitional executives, trained and coached biomedical scientists, academic faculty members, and government administrators.

Matthew is a past Division Director and Scientific Executive at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. This was a top-5 position, meaning one of the top 5 executive job series at the NIH. Previously, he was a Professor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine and the University of Maryland School of Medicine, having authored over 110 peer-reviews scientific papers and trained dozens of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

During his 18-year career at NIAID, Matthew led a 300+ person division with $5B annual budget. He has worked with NIAID and NIH staff at all levels providing leadership training, development, and coaching. Matthew’s focus in working with stakeholders is defining objectives, managing resources, defining and aligning expectations, while implementing needed changes. By leveraging his deep understanding of individual needs and aspirations, he has consistently delivered timely and actionable guidance, enabling individuals to make meaningful progress in their personal and professional lives.

Matthew received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Boston University and completed his postdoctoral training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is attending the Center for Executive Coaching to obtain his ICF certification in 2024.

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