"do what you love, love who you are, be good to others and the rest will follow."


My Story

I've always been career driven. I grew up on a small farm in Washington State where at the age of 15, I started volunteering at the local community hospital. Before I even graduated high school I was hired as an Emergency Room Admitting clerk. Through that position, I developed a unique emotional intelligence and empathy which I carry with me today.

I moved away to the big city of Seattle, attended University and started my career in Project Management, after a few years I realized I wanted to explore other opportunities. During this time Myspace was alive and kicking, Facebook was entering its adolescent stage and Twitter was the new kid on the block. I was fascinated and decided to steer my career down this new social media path. I dubbed myself the Social Scientist and started helping companies launch all these fun new communications channels.

All of this brought me to Microsoft, where I was able to find and explore a new way to use these social media platforms. We responded and engaged with customers – starting small with one product, Office 365. We quickly grew adding product after product. In less than 2 years, we built the Microsoft Customer Experience Center and expanded to over 15 products and 35+ people.

This is when an opportunity to join McDonald's as a global head came my way. I was ready for this challenge and quickly launched McDonald's Global Brand Hub which spanned three locations Chicago, London, and Singapore.

I realized at an early age that I enjoy building and innovating. That's why in 2017 I decided to build a team that helps create similar operations for a number of brands. I not only enjoy connecting with people, but I enjoy helping companies connect with their customers through impactful human-centered experiences.

the detail...


Global Marketing, Social, Digital + Experience.
Dreamer. Friend. Creator.
Leader. Builder of Command Centers + Global Marketing Capabilities. 

Believer. Constantly Innovating. Student of the world. 

Current consultant, former Global Director of Social @Microsoft, @Mcdonald’s. Entrepreneur. Nomad. Disruptor.



Principle Consultant

2017 to present

Global Director Social

2015 to 2017

Director Operations + Oversight
2011 to 2015

Principle Consultant


Providence Health and Services
Project Management
2007 to 2009

There's more...but lets stop there :)


Client List

Current Clients

Phillip Morris International
Hyatt Hotels
Eli Lilly & Company 

Former Clients

The Feary Group
Goodwill Industries
Salty's Seafood Grills
Zum Fitness
Nology Media
The Arnold Group, LLC
Microsoft - Windows 7, XBox, Live
Digital Air Strike
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic
Rocketdog Communications
Columbia Hospitality
Zanshin Group





Providence Health and Services
Mckesson Corporation
Hotel 1000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle Children's Hospital and Regional Medical
Kaiser Permanente
Coupe Rokei
Pearl Vodka
Digital Air Strick
Domaine Ste Michelle



Matthew has been an instrumental strategic partner with Sprinklr and Microsoft. Being one of the first users of the platform at Microsoft then expanding it as he build the Customer Insight Center (CIC)...
— Ragy Thomas, Founder & CEO Sprinklr
He was able to create an environment that overflowed with creativity, passion for social, and constantly pushed the boundaries in all aspects of digital.
— Nick Hetman, McDonald's (Former Employee)
Matthew helped successfully launch Office 365. It has to do with his willingness to take risks and staying true to his “customer first” mentality.
— Maggie Chan Jones, CMO SAP (former Microsoft)
Matthew was not only my manager, but also my mentor. He inspired me from the day I started working for him at Microsoft to achieve what I want, stay focused, and pursue my passions.
— Paige Waldron, Sprinklr (Former Employee)

Contact  / email
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matthewtennantchicago / skype

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