Local Government Fellow

Matthew Klein

New York, NY


Executive Director of the Center for Economic Opportunity and the Senior Advisor for Service Innovation in the Mayor's Office of Operations, City of New York, New York

Matthew Klein is Executive Director of the Center for Economic Opportunity, and the Senior Advisor for Service Innovation in the Mayor’s Office of Operations, where CEO is housed.  Matt oversees a portfolio of cross-agency initiatives focused on developing City-wide measures for opportunity and equality, bringing effective anti-poverty approaches to scale, and using technology and data to enhance the delivery of social services.  Matt previously served as the Executive Director of Blue Ridge Foundation New York, one of the country’s first incubators of nonprofit organizations. While at Blue Ridge, Matt helped create and build 30 new social ventures that collectively grew to provide services to several hundred thousand clients each year with a combined budget of over $250 million.  Matt, a graduate of Yale Law School, Yale College, and the Boston Public Schools, also serves as an adjunct professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business where he has taught courses on social venture investing and nonprofit management.