Susan Finerty has been working in matrix roles and with matrix organizations for more than 20 years. Since 2004, she has developed a consulting practice focused on organizational effectiveness—helping organizations design and implement change, helping teams work effectively together and coaching individuals on communication, influence and leadership. Susan has held adjunct faculty roles at Northwestern University and Loyola University-Chicago. She has a blog focused on leadership that can be found at www.LeadershipMutt.com and a blog focused on matrix management at www.MasterTheMatrixBlog.com . She has a BA from Central Michigan University and an MA from Indiana University. Ms. Finerty resides in suburban Chicago with her husband and three children.