Matthew J. Painter is an experienced professional in management, organization development, and collegiate-level business instruction. Matthew is the Director of Leadership Development at the University of Alabama Birmingham Health System and School of Medicine. He is also the founder and principal of Straitpath -a boutique management consulting firm that specializes in optimizing organizational performance. Matthew presents at national conferences, publishes articles, conducts webinars and podcasts. He is a six-sigma yellow belt and a certified facilitator in Everything DiSC and 5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team. Matthew received a Game Changer Award from Workforce Magazine. He is very passionate about organization development and is constantly seeking ways to foster harmonious and high-performing corporate cultures. He has an undergraduate degree is in Business / Health Care Management, a Master’s degree in Strategic Leadership, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration: Organizational Psychology.