Matthew Burton - Mentora Institute

Matthew Burton

Director of Partnerships, Mentora Institute

As Director of Partnerships at Mentora Institute, Matthew orchestrates and nurtures strategic collaborations fueled by his extensive expertise in corporate strategy, entrepreneurship, and emotionally intelligent leadership. He has founded two flourishing startups — Adonis Auto Group and Rescue Cooling Rentals — where he championed the principles of Inner Mastery, Outer Impact, embedding emotionally intelligent leadership at the core of organizational culture. His tenure at United Rentals, the world’s largest equipment rental company, fortified his understanding of the intricate dynamics governing corporate strategies, and the pivotal role emotional intelligence plays in steering large-scale enterprises towards success.

Prior to these ventures, Matthew worked as a Consultant at Bain & Company, where he contributed to transformative projects and honed his ability to navigate complex business landscapes with precision and foresight. He also spent two years as full-time volunteer missionary for his church in southern Mexico, an experience that gave him a deeper perspective on cross-cultural connections, community, empathy, and human connection. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, and has also been involved in the Mentora curriculum since 2009, as Prof. Hitendra Wadhwa’s teaching and research assistant.

Outside of work, Matthew enjoys spending quality time with his family, beekeeping on his family’s honey farm, and watching his son play American football.