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Feature | Sept. 20, 2022

Matthew Daniel, Principal of Talent Strategy, Guild Education

Matthew Daniel stands out as a gifted leader, strategic thinker, and innovative operator in the field of Talent Development.  Currently, he serves as Principal of Talent Strategy and Mobility at Guild Education, where he is responsible for research, consulting, and thought leadership on topics at the intersection of learning and development and DEI, reskilling, internal mobility, and the future of work.

For nearly 20 years, Matthew has consulted on talent development, talent management, and HR technology strategies for Fortune 500s, including companies like Nike, Boston Consulting Group, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Valero, GlaxoSmithKline, Allstate, ExxonMobil, Cigna Healthcare, Microsoft, Walmart, and General Motors.

Matthew has also spent time serving in the public sector, with the first two years of his career on the Pine Bluff Arsenal, supporting contracts with both the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense. Later, Matthew supported learning technology strategy for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Earlier in his career, Matthew spent six years internally at Capital One, leading learning design, technology, and innovation.  He was responsible for learning and talent development in support of the organization’s Digital Transformation, helping to architect the mobility of existing talent into new skills and new roles as the organization evolved.  Matthew’s experience evaluating HR systems has made him a partner to product and strategy teams across the Edtech and Talent Development sector as they build to meet a growing field.

Matthew graduated first in his college class with a BA in History from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, an HBCU.  As a passionate member of the talent development community, Matthew has been a member of the Association for Talent Development for many years and served on the local board in Nashville, TN.  He speaks regularly at industry events, inspiring and challenging his field.  Matthew is regularly published in industry outlets like TD Magazine, CLO, HR.com, CTDO, and Training Magazine on the topics of skills, career pathways, mobility, and equity in development. 

Parent Members

D.L.J.
Honorable Deborah Lee James (Chair)
Former Secretary, US Air Force
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Craig Albright
Craig Albright
Senior Finance Executive Xerox Corp (Former) and Executive Advisor
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A.A
Dr. Alex Alonso, PhD
Chief Knowledge Officer Society for Human Resource Management
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J.A.
Joseph Anderson
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Tag Holdings, LLC
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D.B.
David Beitel
Chief Technology Officer, Zillow Group
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S.D
Sally Donnelly
Founding Partner, Pallas Advisors
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C.E.
Cheryl Eliano
District 10 National Vice President, American Federation Of Government Employees
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C.G.
Dr. Christopher S. Gopal, PhD
Executive, Consultant, Author & Educator, Global Supply Chain & Operations
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L.H.
Linnie M. Haynesworth
Co-Chair, Defense Business Board; Former Vice President, Northrop Grumman; & Independent Board Director
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E.H.
Erin Hill, Esq.
Former Chief Administrative Officer BNY Mellon
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S.LN.
Suzanne Leopoldi-Nichols
Former Chief Global Business Solutions Officer, WPP
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J.M.
Jennifer McClure
Founder & CEO, Unbridled Talent, LLC
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O.M.
Oscar Munoz
Retired Chairman, President & CEO United Airlines
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L.S.
General Larry Spencer, US Air Force (Ret)
President, Armed Forces Benefit Association
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D.W.
Dr. David Van Slyke, PhD
Dean, The Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs Syracuse University
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J.V.
General Joseph L. Votel, US Army (Ret)
Former Commander, U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command
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D.W.
Honorable David M. Walker
Former Comptroller General of the United States
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J.W
General Johnnie Wilson, US Army (Ret)
Former Commanding General, US Army Materiel Command
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Robert Wolf
Robert Wolf
Founder, 32 Advisors
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S.Y
Safroadu "Saf" Yeboah-Amankwah
Senior VP & Chief Strategy Officer, Intel Corporation
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Subcommittee Members

A.B.
Anand Bahl, Chief Information Officer, Micron Technology, Inc.
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G.B
Greg Bowman, J.D., Chief Innovation Officer & Vice President of Corporate Development, Siemens Government Technologies, Inc.
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M.K.
Marachel Knight, Senior Technology & Operations Executive AT&T (Former) and Board Director, Marvell Technology, Inc.
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Sarah Mineiro
Sarah Mineiro, Founder and CEO of Tanagra Enterprises
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E.R.
The Honorable Eric Rosenbach, Co-Director, Belfer Center for Science and Internal Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
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B.S.
Brig Gen Bernard Skoch, US Air Force (Ret), Chair of the Board, Air and Space Forces Association
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S.S.
Stan Soloway, President & CEO, Celero Strategies, LLC
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P.,Z.
Patricia J. Zarodkiewicz, President, PatZ Consulting, LLC
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