Matt Schumacher is a communications consultant who has worked with Fortune 500 companies, privately held companies, and high profile civic organizations throughout his career. In his current role, Matt partners with clients to co-develop communication, event and branding strategies for both internal and external audiences that drive results.
Prior to joining Schumacher Creative, Matt led Monsanto Company’s Global Employment Branding team and oversaw all marketing related to recruiting, talent acquisition, and diversity and inclusion. In this role, Matt was directly responsible for Monsanto’s global employment-focused communications including print collateral, online recruiting presence, social media, digital marketing, and SEO campaigns.
Matt developed Monsanto’s global reputation as an “Employer of Choice” throughout the world by communicating the value of the Monsanto employment experience to both internal and external audiences. During his tenure, Monsanto was recognized four times on Great Place to Work’s list of the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces, ranking #9 in 2015, #8 in 2014, #12 in 2013 and #14 in 2012. In addition, he positioned Monsanto for recognition from DiversityInc, Working Mother, Science Magazine, Glassdoor and FORTUNE magazine.
His viewpoints and perspectives on branding and communications have been published on both the local and national level. Matt has been quoted numerous times in the St. Louis Business Journal, as well as appearing in industry publications such as: Employer Brand Management: Practical Lessons from the World’s Leading Employers by Richard Mosley.
Prior to Monsanto, he managed the U.S. consumer seminar program at Edward Jones and worked with financial advisors to create new business opportunities with prospective and existing clients. Matt has also worked with St. Louis civic organizations the St. Louis Regional Business Council and St. Louis 2004. He holds a master’s degree in media communications and a Bachelor of Science.
An active community leader, Matt currently serves as president of the St. Louis chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association Board of Directors. In 2015 and 2016, he chaired the “Jack Buck Memorial Golf Classic,” the organization’s largest fundraiser to date, raising more than $300,000 for Parkinson’s therapies and research.
In addition, Matt is a cabinet member of the Men’s Leadership Society for the United Way of Greater St. Louis. Matt is also an active volunteer for Missouri Cures, helping in 2006 to defeat Amendment Two and to ensure Missouri residents’ continued access to cutting-edge medical technologies. He currently serves on Missouri Cure’s Advisory Council.
Matt has served on the committees for Opera Theatre’s wine and beer tasting, as well as its fundraising gala, for three years. He is a member of the St. Louis Zoo’s Marlin Perkins Society, The Landmarks Association of St. Louis, Tiger Scholarship Fund and Missouri Venture Forum.