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Matthew Levy,Chair




Matthew Levy is an Executive Vice President with Velocity Advisory Group, a fast growing consulting firm specializing in strategic planning, coaching, speaking, workshops/training and surveys/assessments.  His background includes twenty+ years of broad experience in human resources roles at blue-chip companies including Merck, Amgen and Johnson & Johnson.  


Prior to Velocity, Matt was a senior HR leader at Janssen R&D, part of the pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson, where he partnered with R&D leaders on people issues such as strategic planning, organizational effectiveness, assessing and developing leaders, employee engagement and culture change to help the company meet its business goals.  Matt was originally recruited to J&J to lead their pharmaceutical R&D Talent Acquisition team.  


In 2006, Matt relocated his family to Southern California to take a position with Amgen, the world’s largest biotechnology company, where he led the talent acquisition function for Amgen’s commercial operations and corporate staff groups. Before Amgen, Matt spent several years at Merck, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.  There, he held a variety of positions in both recruiting and generalist capacities. 


He is actively engaged in professional organizations including the Beacon, formerly Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group (GPSEG), where he serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors and the Philadelphia Society of People & Strategy where he is Past President.  He regularly gives speeches on career management topics such as LinkedIn and networking to professional groups.


Matt graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Business Management from Ithaca College.  He lives in Doylestown, PA with his wife, daughter and son where he jogs through the Bucks County countryside to stay fit.