Our Team

Michelle Mattson-Hamilton

Associate Principal

I joined ST Advisors after spending several years in Corporate Strategy in the telecommunications industry. During my time at T-Mobile USA, I investigated a broad array of company and industry challenges while conducting market research, evaluating new business opportunities, exploring competitive and market dynamics, and assessing acquisition and partnership opportunities.

While I found the work intellectually engaging, I was not passionate about telecom, and after several years, decided that I wanted to apply my strategy experience and cognitive discipline to an opportunity where I could be both fully engaged and drive impact for an organization. In addition, I’d always been fascinated by healthcare, both because it is the most complex and fastest growing sector of our economy, but also because it is in dire need of technological improvement.

In late 2010, I was fortunate to meet Ben Rooks, the founder of ST Advisors, and we quickly realized that we would make a powerful team. Our skills are both complementary and additive. By combining my corporate strategy and financial analysis background with Ben’s equity research and investment banking experience, we are able to provide our clients with a 360-degree perspective, a unique approach to addressing strategic challenges, unparalleled industry knowledge, and wide and deep industry relationships.

Today, while Ben and I collaborate on most client engagements, I lead the Strategic Analysis portion of our consultancy. In the six years since I joined ST Advisors, we’ve had the privilege of partnering with companies whose revenues range from $50 million to $1.5 billion for these types of engagements. Our work has ranged from helping one company assess where it should make its big bets in healthcare IT over the next five years, to predicting where a new market vertical was heading and how to position a client’s product for success, as well as helping another company analyze the competitive landscape and dynamics for strategic market verticals. A more recent engagement involved developing a landscape assessment in a specific sub-vertical to inform a client’s build / buy / partner tactics.

I am delighted to be a part of the ST Advisors leadership team for a number of reasons, but especially because we only work with people we respect, trust, and genuinely enjoy being around.

Originally from Seattle, Washington, my husband and I moved to London in 2013. I enjoy spending quality time with family and friends, traveling and exploring new places, and eating delicious food – ideally all at the same time! I earned both my MBA and BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Washington.

We provide our clients with a 360-degree perspective, unparalleled industry knowledge, wide and deep industry relationships, and a unique approach to addressing strategic challenges.

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