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Management Team

Matthew L. Ferm

Matt is a founder and Managing Partner of Harvard Partners. Matt’s focus is IT Assessments, IT Governance, and Program Management. Prior to Harvard Partners, Matt spent 17 years with Wellington Management Company, LLP. As an Associate Partner and Director of Enterprise Technologies, Matt was responsible for managing the global physical computing infrastructure of this financial services firm. This includes data centers, servers, voice and data networks, desktops, laptops, audio/video hardware, messaging (email, IM, etc.), security administration, disaster recovery, production control, monitoring, market data services, storage systems, and capacity planning.

During his career at Wellington, Matt managed the Operational Resilience, Resource Management, Systems Engineering, IT Client Services, and IT Strategic Development groups, chaired the firm’s Year 2000 efforts and was a member of the firms IS Priorities Committee, Project Review Committee (Chair), Systems Architecture Committee (Chair), Year 2000 Committee (Chair), Operational Resilience Committee, Incident Review Committee, and Web Oversight Committee.

Prior to joining Wellington Management in 1992, Matt served as Director of Financial Services Markets for Apollo Computer, Hewlett-Packard, and Oki Electric where he managed the marketing of Unix workstations to the Financial Services industry. In 1985, Matt was Manager, New Business Development for Gregg Corporation (now IDD/Dow Jones/SunGard), a small investment database software company. Matt got his start in 1981 on Wall Street, working in the Custody Department of Bankers Trust and the MIS department of E.F. Hutton. Matt received his BA in Economics from Queens College, City University of New York in 1982 and is a member of the Society for Information Management


Steven J. Walsh

Steve is a Managing Partner at Harvard Partners. Steve has been a career business leader for companies such as Hewlett Packard, EMC, Centerstone Manhattan Software, ClearEdge Partners, and Alliance Consulting.

Prior to joining Harvard Partners Steve was the worldwide leader for the Storage Consulting practice at Hewlett Packard. In this role Steve was responsible for more than 500 employees encompassing sales, pursuit, portfolio, and delivery. Under Steve’s stewardship Storage Consulting built offerings to help clients assess and design complex storage infrastructures and develop state-of-the-art backup, recovery, and business continuance strategies. Steve grew the Storage Consulting Practice at HP by over 200% and introduced 20 new value-added offerings.

In addition to Hewlett Packard Steve has worked for companies both large and small. At ClearEdge Partners Steve advised C-level Fortune 500eExecutives on their IT purchasing and supply chain strategies, saving his clients millions over his tenure. Steve also has been a business leader at Alliance Consulting, where he built a practice to more than 200 consultants and 10 strategic offerings. Steve started his career at EMC Corporation from 1986 to 1998.

Steve received his degree from Boston College’s School of Management in Computer Science and is an active member of the Boston College Technology Council.


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