Matt Kemp

Operating Partner
Matt Kemp, Operating Partner, Orchid Blacklinkedin

# Business Development
# C-Suite Consulting
# Design Thinking
# Marketing
# P.E. / V.C.
# Startups
# Strategy

I am a capable analytics devotee with experience in the private, public and non-profit sectors. I use comprehensive research and data-driven insights to drive actionable decisions at all stages of company growth. I love problem-solving and finding creative solutions that push the boundaries of what is possible. I have experience in mission-focused investing and I am driven by impatient optimism for the future.

SCP & CO: Operating Partner & CMO - Collaborated with portfolio CEOs in healthcare, staffing, and information technology on sales/marketing strategy. Launched NASDAQ IPO for SHAC.

BlueGrace Logistics: CMO & CTO - Managed 75 employees across IT and Marketing and grew sales in Managed Services (SaaS) from $75mm to $300mm over a 3-year period.

Multiple Startups/Exits: Founder - Launched several startups in media, publishing, and consumer finance and successfully exited each to private equity investors.

Sears, Roebuck & Co: Strategy/Marketing/e-Commerce - Consulted on numerous projects spanning the spectrum of $50Billion retailer, and led Sears.com business development team.




#Publishing / Media

#Retail / CPG

#Software / SaaS Development

#AdTech / MarTech

#Business Info Services

#Digital Media



Awards & Organizations
Articles & Case Studies

Matt Kemp. "Doing the Math on Discovery Calls." Goal Line Enterprises & Marketing (GLEAM). March 2022.

Matt Kemp
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
—Winston Churchill, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

What I'm Reading / Listening To:


For anyone who is interested in behavioral economics and/or the fallacies of managerial decision-making, then Daniel Kahneman and Cass Sunstein are must-reads.

Still On My Bucket List:
Prior to the arrival of my kids, I was planning to visit the Galapagos Islands. I would still like to get there one day, 20+ years later.
Best Business Advice:
Two things I like to manage by: 1) Have fewer meetings and more conversations. 2) Stop starting and start finishing.