Staff Spotlight: Matt Powers

Kx Advisors Spotlight: Dr. Matt Powers

Strictly Scientist to Star Consultant

Matt Powers, Kx Consultant, has always been fascinated by science. From teaching himself AP Biology in high school to spending his college years over a microscope, his intellectual curiosity is insatiable. Matt majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry during his time at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After attaining his Bachelor of Science, he earned his Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Georgia, focused on bacterial cell envelopes and antibiotic resistance 

Matt’s desire to apply his scientific skillset to strategy work led him to Kx Advisors. At Kx, he’s able to leverage his expertise, working with our pharmaceutical clients on projects that call for deep understanding. Building upon on his doctorate work, Matt enjoys marrying his scientific skill with his growing business acumen to provide innovative solutions for clients.  

Mixing Science and Business

One of Matt’s favorite things about Kx is working in an environment of diverse perspectives, whether collaborating with fellow Kx-perts or guiding clients. Along with most transitions in life, moving from academia to the business world comes with its own challenges. While Matt experienced a major shift in work speed when onboarding the team, he says, he’s “thankful to have had the support of seasoned consultants and leadership to help adapt to the fast-paced environment.”  

Outside the office, Matt can be found putting his quick-thinking and strategy skills through a different kind of test— video game streaming. When he takes a step away from behind the computer screen, you can typically expect to find him spending time with his beloved dogs. 

Interested in Healthcare Strategy Consulting? 

Matt encourages those looking to get into healthcare consulting to take challenges in stride and work to understand the industry from a holistic perspective. He emphasizes that there will be a learning curve no matter what background you come from, and one must recognize there’s a lot to learn from others in the room. Have questions about our work or careers at Kx? Get in touch with us at