Matthew Work

CEO at Quick Left

San Francisco Bay Area
Information Technology and Services
  1. Quick Left,
  2. Catalyst Repository Systems,
  3. Piston & Chain
  2. Pivotal Labs,
  3. Cohuman, Inc.
  1. Columbia Business School
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Matthew is an experienced technology industry veteran with multiple start ups and four exits to his credit. He is passionate about small teams, big data, business process, metrics and analytics. Matthew is a keen marketer and good salesman, while still easily relating to engineering.

Immediately after graduating Columbia Business School in 1995, and as Director of Strategy for EarthWeb he helped lead the company through financing, rapid growth and successful NASDAQ IPO.
Subsequently, Matt worked as VP Research at Alexa Internet and played an instrumental role in their strategic growth and subsequent acquisition by After working at, Matt became Chief Strategy Officer of Compete, a data analytics company. He went on to found and lead Discovery Mining, Inc., an Inc. 500 company, before selling it to Interwoven (IWOV) in 2008. Matt's subsequent basement startup, Cohuman, was sold in 2011 to Mindjet. in 2011 he joined Pivotal Labs as General Manager of the Pivotal Tracker team where he he positioned the Tracker product and prepared a roadmap and three year plan. Pivotal Tracker was sold with Pivotal Labs to EMC in 2012. Subsequently, Matt joined as CSO, where he executed the merger with Quick Left, and became CEO of the merged organization.

Matthew is also founder of Piston & Chain, a San Francisco Motorcycle Club and Retailer.

Specialties: SaaS, Metrics & Analytics, Agile Development, Search, Wheelies



Quick Left
– Present (9 months)San Francisco Bay Area

Leading the combined team of Quick Left and

Board Member

Catalyst Repository Systems
– Present (1 year 9 months)


Piston & Chain
– Present (1 year 11 months)

Chief Strategy Officer
(10 months)San Francisco Bay Area is an agile, B-2-B SaaS application created to power a more productive relationship between development teams and their management.

GM Pivotal Tracker

Pivotal Labs
(8 months)San Francisco

Developed go to market strategy for Pivotal Tracker - SaaS Agile PM Tool. Prepared 3 year product roadmap, staffing and financial plan. Assisted in sale of Pivotal Labs to EMC.


Cohuman, Inc.
(2 years 5 months)San Francisco

Founder, Cohuman - innovative SaaS workflow tool. Sold to MindJet in August 08.


The Internet Archive
(6 months)

Vice President, eDiscovery Strategy

(5 months)


Discovery Mining, Inc.
(6 years 4 months)San Francisco

Founded and managed a SaaS e-discovery platform. Sold in 2008 to Interwoven.

Chief Strategy Officer

Compete, Inc.
(11 months)

VP Research -Alexa Internet
(2 years)

Collected, compiled, analyzed and marketed the Alexa Internet web crawl and toolbar usage data.

VP Alexa Research

Alexa Internet
(2 years)

VP of Alexa Research

Alexa Internet (an Amazon Company)
(2 years)

Director of Strategy

(3 years)


  1. Spanish


  • SaaS
  • Search
  • Start-ups
  • Analytics
  • Business Strategy
  • Mergers
  • Cloud Computing
  • Product Management
  • Agile
  • Product Development
  • Negotiation
  • Web Applications
  • Team Building
  • Product Marketing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Entrepreneur
  • Web 2.0
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Product Strategy
  • New Business Development
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Strategy Development
  • Analysis
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Strategy
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Business Development
  • E-commerce
  • CRM
  • Venture Capital
  • Management
  • Mobile Applications
  • Marketing
  • Go-to-market Strategy
  • Consulting
  • Business Intelligence
  • Enterprise Software
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Leadership
  • B2B
  • Motorcycling
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Columbia Business School

MBA, Finance

University of Wisconsin - Madison

BA, Art History

Sidwell Friends School

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    • Motorycles. Everything about motorcycles.
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Honors & Awards

2007 Inc 500 - #188
2008 Deloitte Technology Fast 50

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