Matt Auron is a master coach who supports leaders in fast growing companies scale into their potential with long term, sustainable success. As co-founder of Evolution, Matt’s combination of deep intuition, organizational experience and behavioral science expertise allow him to design powerful and customized development solutions for their clients. He has worked with clients such as Slack, Snapchat, change.org, Coursera, Tile, Eero, Collective Health, Dropbox and Radiology Partners.

Matt is also a founding partner at Evolution Ventures, an early stage venture fund that combines coaching with investment for seed- and other early-stage companies. Thus far, the team has invested in Slack, Radiology Partners, and Wade&Wendy.

Matt formerly worked with DaVita HealthCare Partners, a highly progressive and culture-focused Fortune 500 healthcare company as Senior Director and Global Lead on their Wisdom Team. There, Matt served as the steward for the culture globally, developing leaders, and facilitating change through coaching, facilitation, and training. Matt’s team was awarded Training magazine’s “Top 125” award for the five years he helped lead it. Prior to DaVita, Matt worked as an Organizational Effectiveness Consultant at the ground-breaking Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP), building an organization that coached early childhood education professionals with developmental curriculum.

Matt has been trained and mentored by luminaries in the field of organization development such as Peter Block, Chris Worley and Edie and Charles Seashore and continually learns and integrates current thinking into his coaching practice such as neuro-leadership and mindfulness.

As an author, Matt has published articles in both academic, peer-reviewed journals as well as trade magazines such as Training and Development. He has been a regular presenter at the Organization Development Network annual conference. Matt holds a Master’s degree in Organization Development (MSOD) from Pepperdine University where his thesis research was focused on building trust in groups.


Evolution has been a valuable partner to Slack, starting with guiding us to develop our core values and helping us live them every day. Geoff and Matt advised on the development of leadership programs and people processes that reflect our fundamental beliefs, and their team at Evolution has coached many of our leaders. I highly recommend working with Evolution in the early stages of scaling a company to establish an organization’s distinctive culture and provide leaders the confidence and tools they need to thrive.
— Stewart Butterfield, CEO, Slack
I found a tremendous amount of value working with Matt and Evolution. Specifically, he gave me the the opportunity to reflect in a structured way and helped me create practical strategies to deploy when I was most at risk of acting out of my leadership values. Over time, he helped me habitualize those behaviors and I was able to gain a high level of trust and responsiveness from the team I worked with.
— Amit Shah, Head of Operations and Customer Success, Virta Health