Matt Goldberg is the global head of mergers, acquisitions, and strategic alliances for News Corp. Prior to that he served as QVC’s senior vice president of corporate development and had also held several leadership positions in media and technology. He served as CEO at Lonely Planet, where he focused on the transformation of the business and driving the geographic expansion into China, India, Brazil, and Russia. Under his leadership, the company made a successful digital transition, more than doubling digital revenue, which grew from less than 10 percent to nearly one-third of the total.
Goldberg also worked at Dow Jones & Co., where his various responsibilities included the chief operating role for the Wall Street Digital Network, including WSJ.com, MarketWatch, Barrons.com and All Things Digital. He held several positions at Bertelsmann Inc. in New York, rising to senior director for U.S. business development. He began his career in public service, working as director of strategic planning for the Illinois Housing Development Authority in Chicago; as a campaign officer for the Liberal Party of Australia, and as an assistant to Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar.
Goldberg is board chairman of Elara Technologies in India and serves on the boards of several other organizations, including TeamSnap in Boulder, Colo.; the Cornell University Council in Ithaca, N.Y.; the University of Melbourne USA Foundation in New York City, and the Burning Man Project in San Francisco.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Cornell University, a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Melbourne, and a master’s in business administration from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
He lives with his wife and three children in Short Hills, N.J.