Board of Trustees

Matt Loeb, Board of Trustees

Matt Loeb


  • Principal of Optimal Performance Seekers, LLC


  • Concentrations in Sociology and Spanish, Bates College; Boston University


  • Governance of Enterprise Technology (ISACA)
  • Association Executive (ASAE)

About Matt Loeb

Matt Loeb, CGEIT, CAE, FASAE, is a digitally savvy, strategic, and results-oriented board director, CEO, and executive advisor with nearly 30 years of global experience in the technology, learning, information, and nonprofit sectors. He is currently the principal of Optimal Performance Seekers, LLC, working with select enterprises and their executive leadership teams to build and mature organizational capabilities that improve and sustain business performance and impact.

Loeb previously served as the CEO of ISACA, an organization serving 11,000 companies and 165,000 members and certified professionals in 190 countries worldwide. His four-plus year tenure was highlighted by a business transformation resulting in financial growth of 77% with annual top-line revenues increasing from $43M to $76M. His key accomplishments include: leading the development of the technology industry’s first patented enterprise-wide cybersecurity assessment providing security assurance to Boards and C-Suites of their organization’s resilience to cyber-attacks; creating the industry’s first vendor-neutral, performance-based cybersecurity training and certification program aimed at increasing the number of cybersecurity professionals and maintaining their skill set to combat the rapidly changing threat landscape; and expanding ISACA’s global reach into Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East while building new product management, business development, public affairs, and government relations capabilities to enhance overall customer and stakeholder experience.

Prior to ISACA, Loeb was staff executive for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and CEO the IEEE Foundation. There, he initiated IEEE’s transition into digital publishing, pioneered its global expansion, and rejuvenated IEEE’s contributions towards uplifting the human condition by leveraging philanthropy.

In addition to his role as a trustee for Excelsior, he is also a trustee for the Center for Cyber Safety and Education. He recently completed terms on the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Board of Directors, and as a non-executive chair of the CMMI Institute.