Matthew B. Murrell
Matthew is the co-founder of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, incorporated in both Germany and the United States.
In addition to managing the financial and operational tasks of the institute, he was also the head of the Advisory business until
relocating back to the US in October, 2005.
It was in this capacity that he developed his ground breaking "Culture and Operational Risk Management (CORM)" model, designed to aid
internationally expending firms identify, quantify and mitigate their exposure to culturally driven, operational risk variables, and for
which he is currently seeking patent protection.
Additionally, he has also been providing training and advisory services to many of the top companies in Germany in the areas of Change
Management, Reengineering and Post M&A staff integration, and Business Development since the end of 2000.
Geographically, Matthew has managed projects in several countries, including the United States, Germany, France, Romania, and Mexico.
His industry experience is concentrated in banking, non-profit, and consulting, but also includes wireless telecommunications and
Matthew primarily studied economics at the University of Rhode Island in the United States, with a strong emphasis on international
economics, and completed his studies at the HfB Business School of Finance and Management in Frankfurt, Germany. He is currently based
in Washington, DC, and continues to provide corporate leaders with assistance and advice in the expansion and reengineering of their