Matt Keene

Matt Keene
Managing Director


Matt leads Chartwell’s Executive Compensation Consulting practice. He works with privately held companies to obtain relevant pay data and achieve key goals for compensation programs, with a special focus on ESOP companies and equity-based incentives. His passion is helping privately held companies implement successful ownership transition strategies while aligning shareholders, executives and employees in the achievement of mutually beneficial outcomes. Over the past 24 years, he has worked with companies on all aspects of qualified and non-qualified plan origination, operation, and termination. 


Matt currently serves on the Board of Directors of the NCEO (National Center for Employee Ownership) and has previously held other leadership positions within The ESOP Association and the NCEO. Matt also participates in the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals and the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). Matt is a frequent speaker and writer at the national level on topics relating to executive compensation, ownership transition alternatives and qualified and non-qualified plan operational issues.


Prior to joining Chartwell, Matt spent 10 years with a leading ESOP administration and consulting firm. Prior to that, he spent 12 years with a Big Four accounting firm where he worked in the National Tax Department advising field employees on rulings and developments affecting employers’ compensation and benefits programs.


Matt received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and a Master of Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.