Before establishing Endsight Consulting, Matt held positions in both government and the private sector, including:
Matt is happily married with five children. His wife tolerates him, and he tries to score points with his kids by taking them on really cool vacations; they all play along, but actually know better. Matt thinks a lot about exercise and likes reading, foreign travel, and Sunday afternoon naps.
Steven leads Endsight Consulting's Agribusiness offering and supports the firm's other three offerings. Recently, he built an optimization model to analyze logistics opportunities and pricing trends to reform the fertilizer sector in Niger. The plan became law in 2018 and enabled Niger to access $1B in grants. Steven is also leading survey teams to study trade trends in West Africa for clients around the world.
Prior to Endsight, Steven served as Chief Operations Officer at the first fruit juice concentrate manufacturing company in Sierra Leone. There he managed 130 employees and finalized a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with the government of Germany to integrate 100 acres of small pineapple farms into the company’s supply chain. Working with an NGO prior to this management role, he researched, designed, and executed a project that integrated 3,000 smallholder mango farmers into the company’s supply chain to meet PPP agreement terms with the government of Netherlands.
Steven started his career with the Africa program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC after completing a degree in International Relations and French from Houghton College.
Steven has lived most of his life in French-speaking West Africa. He is proficient in French and Krio and is a beginner in Arabic, Temne, and Jula. He played professional soccer in Sierra Leone, visited cocoa farms in
Cote d'Ivoire, spear fished in Senegal, and surfed in Morocco. Passport stamps aside, his family is from Maine, USA.
Endsight was founded in 2011 and is led by Matthew McLean. The Endsight team combines a range of regional and technical expertise with government and private sector experience to deliver advisory services customized to achieve the outcomes needed.