Matt Grove

Matt Grove is a Principal Consultant with Recruiting Toolbox based in Chicago. Matt is an accomplished recruiting leader and speaker who is a storyteller with a unique point of view as a former opera singer and actor. In his presentations, Matt shares his greatest learning experiences (both the highlights and the lowlights!) and helps people see new and better ways of working. He shares What to do and How to do it.

Matt has been a featured speaker and panelist at recruiting conferences and leadership events. He has led live and virtual trainings for a variety of industry organizations and has trained sourcing and recruiting teams in the US, Canada, Europe, India, and South Africa.

Matt has been a longtime recruiting practitioner and trainer with a reputation for excellence, for developing high performing teams, and earning the respect and trust of business leaders. He built and led KPMG's highly successful sourcing function from the ground up, a team that became a model implemented globally. After that success, Matt was selected as the national recruiting leader for the US Tax practice. In that role, he created a new hiring and candidate engagement strategy, advised executive firm leadership, and transformed a team of recruiters into true talent advisers. The team drove the strategic hiring process and enabled the business to surpass its profitability goals. Matt is all about helping others succeed and loves to help people find their victory moments with their candidates, teams, and clients.


  • Sourcing Strategies and Tactics
  • Organizational Structures and Team Development
  • Leadership Development and Coaching
  • Recruiting Strategies
  • Process Improvement
  • Employer Branding
  • Candidate Experience
  • Live and Virtual Training



» Meet Matt in person


  • Thought Leadership Institute
  • Human Capital Institute
  • Int'l Assoc. for Corporate & Professional Recruitment
  • SourceCon


  • BASF
  • Carl Zeiss
  • Sodexo
  • Yahoo!
  • T.G.I. Fridays