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Matt Martell

Lecturer, Undergraduate Programs



BA (Simon Fraser University); BBA (Simon Fraser University); CMA (Certified Management Accountants of British Columbia); CPA (Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada); Red Seal (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology)


Matt Martell (CPA, CMA, Red Seal Chef) is a lecturer in the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University, where he has taught courses in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Teamwork & Collaboration. In addition, he works closely with the Student Engagement Office, Beedie Career Management Center and Recruitment on various projects and initiatives.

One of his main passions has been training, coaching and developing students to compete against other Universities in academic case competitions around the world. To support these efforts, he helped found the Case Competition Training Program (CCTP) for undergraduate students and the Beedie Case Academy (BCA) for High School students in the Lower Mainland.

Outside of SFU, Matt is a Senior Associate at Octothorpe Software Corporation where he works with corporate, sport, governmental and not-for-profit organizations to improve their decision making processes.

In 2015, Matt was awarded the BASS Alumni Impact Award for his active involvement with the University.

Research Interests

Sports, decision making, performance measurement

Selected Publications

articles and reports

Tingling, P., Masri, K., & Martell, M. (2011). Does order matter? An empirical analysis of NHL draft decisions. Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, 1(2), 155-171.