Matt Dixon is one of the world’s leading experts on sales, customer service and customer experience. As a Senior Partner and the Global Head of Sales Force Effectiveness Solutions at Korn Ferry Hay Group, he has executive management responsibility for the firm’s practice serving Chief Sales Officers and plays an active role in helping to build Korn Ferry’s brand in the market through ground-breaking research, thought leadership and public speaking. Previously, Matt was a Group Leader in the research and advisory division of CEB, now Gartner.
Matt is a sought-after speaker and advisor to corporate leadership teams around the world on topics ranging from sales effectiveness to customer service and customer experience and is also a noted business writer.
His first book, The Challenger Sale: Taking Control of the Customer Conversation (Penguin, November 2011), was a #1 Amazon as well as Wall Street Journal best seller, selling more than half a million copies worldwide. He is also the co-author of the customer experience bestseller The Effortless Experience: Conquering the New Battleground for Customer Loyalty (Penguin, September 2013) and the sequel to the Challenger Sale, The Challenger Customer: Selling to the Hidden Influencer Who Can Multiply Your Results (Penguin, September 2015). Matt is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review with more than 20 print and online articles to date, including “Kick-Ass Customer Service” (January–February 2017), “Dismantling the Sales Machine” (November 2013), “The End of Solution Sales” (July–August 2012) and “Stop Trying to Delight Your Customers” (July–August 2010).
Matt holds a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh as well as a B.A. in International Studies from Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He lives in Silver Spring Maryland with his wife and four children.
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