Matthew Cesarni, MA, LSSBB

Cindy Bouchard



MatthewMatt Cesarini has more than 25 years of experience providing continuous improvement, strategic guidance, executive coaching and leadership development, and program management to public sector, high technology, and non-profit organizations. He has managed major programs and teams in the US, Mexico, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Netherlands, Malaysia, and Tunisia.

Matt’s background includes an emphasis on continuous improvement, organizational change management, and servant leadership as central to project delivery. He has served as a leader and consultant in life sciences, health care, supply chain, food and beverage, electronics, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, and many engineering and manufacturing industries. Matt served as the executive coach for the Senior Executive Staff of the US Department of Energy in Hanford, Washington.


  • US Department of Energy
  • UCLA
  • UC Davis
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Raytheon Systems Corporation
  • Cubic Corporation
  • American Youth Soccer Organization


  • Continuous Improvement
  • Executive Coaching
  • Leadership Development
  • System Level Operations Development
  • Training Development and Delivery
  • Organizational Change Management
  • Data-Driven Analysis
  • Non-Financial Due Diligence
  • Technology Adoption Programs
  • Project and Program Management
  • Business & Management Consulting


At the US Department of Energy Matt coached the Senior Executive Staff of the DOE to achieve individual and group leadership improvement objectives. Utilizing a synthesis of psychometric evaluation (DiSC), multi-rater feedback (OPM 360), resume analysis, combined with one-on-one interviews, Matt built holistic leadership profiles and created development plans for the 10 highest-level DOE personnel at the Hanford Site. Matt conducted confidential coaching and developed relationships with the SES to improve individual and team performance, communicate more effectively, and enhance teamwork in achieving mission goals.

In conjunction with The University of California, Los Angeles Matt envisioned, initiated, established, and implemented the Manufacturing Engineering Certification for Aerospace Hardware program. He also developed and instructs the program course about concepts and application of Manufacturability, Producibility, and Testability for space and airborne systems. The certification curriculum emphasizes an active and hands-on approach to knowledge acquisition and use of learning-by-doing techniques to demonstrate, teach, and embed concepts and the application of skills.

On a recent project for Cubic Corporation Matt provided expertise and thought leadership to operations and supply chain organizations in agile and waterfall delivery environments to improve business performance (EBIT) in manufacturing planning, strategy, outsourcing/insourcing, lean manufacturing, warehouse and materials management, product lifecycle management, plant operations, supply chain, and quality functions. The project included advising on restructuring, change management, and strategic staff development.


Matthew holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and holds a certificate in Servant Leadership from The Greenleaf Center and Gonzaga University.