Matt Piltch '12: Even While Studying at Oxford He Worked for Eph Sports Information

Matt Piltch '12: Even While Studying at Oxford He Worked for Eph Sports Information

Current Job Title:  Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting

I have worked as an innovation consultant for nonprofits, government agencies, and healthcare companies at Deloitte since 2013. I help clients to determine how to deliver greater impact at a larger scale in a wide array of ways, from launching products and services to standing up entirely new organizations.

Since graduating from Williams, in addition to working at Deloitte, I have taught school in Uganda, spent 1.5 years as a Program Officer at the Robin Hood Foundation as the program officer for Early Childhood, and earned my MBA. At Robin Hood, I helped to launch a 5-year philanthropic investment fund focused on transforming early childhood services and education in New York City.

Williams graduation year:  2012

Sport(s) played at Williams:  Intramural Basketball? :)

 

Degree you earned at Williams:  BA in English and Political Science, concentration in Leadership Studies

How you got involved in Eph Sports Information:  I had planned to play soccer at Williams when I was admitted, but suffered a bad head injury in spring of my senior year of high school. I wanted to stay involved in sports, so I wandered into DQ and Kris's office early in my freshman year and asked if they needed any help. I ended up writing for Sports Information for four years!

What were your duties in Ephs Sports Information:  I think I covered almost every Eph sports team – both crew teams, softball, baseball, football, you name it – at least once during my time with Sports Information, but my most significant and ongoing roles were writing game stories about the men's soccer team, the men's basketball team, and the women's lacrosse team. And I interviewed Roger Bannister when I was studying abroad!

Favorite Eph Sports Information memory:  My sister, Ali Piltch, became the starting goalie for the women's lacrosse team in 2012, when she was a sophomore and I was a senior at Williams. I had the pleasure of writing the stories about that team for Sports Information the entire season, and I loved every minute! I made sure to have an editor or two read before I posted to avoid any bias.

Fun Fact:  Matt failed to mention that while he was studying at Oxford and DQ asked him to interview Sir Roger Bannister who ran the first sub 4:00.00 mile. Sir Roger would only agree to talk with Matt after Matt had read Sir Roger's book of about a zillion pages.

Sir Roger Bannister Fun Fact:  Sir Roger Bannister spoke at the dedication of the Ephs' Chandler Athletic Center in 1987. 

More Fun Facts:  Matt was likely the most famous person to enter Williams in the fall of 2008 as a video of him as a young boy had gone viral on a variety of now defunct streaming websites, as well as on YouTube. While the version with millions of views has been taken down, the one still available - https://bit.ly/2WBmhaM - has now been seen viewed over 687,000 times. 

Matt '12 and his sister Ali '14 became the first siblings to win The Frank Deford Award.