celeste o’brien


Celeste is a multidisciplinary leader with experience in change management, communications, marketing, people and culture. She is a strategic thought catalyst who is passionate about bridging people and ideas with love and understanding. The high-stakes nature of her first career in education demanded a mindset of urgency and rapid innovation, and this is the foundation of her work in business. She excels at moving ahead, whether the next steps are direct, or have yet to be defined.

Celeste’s passion for people and talent began in her four years as a Teach For America middle school math teacher in St. Louis Public Schools. During the following seven years at Matter Family Office, she built a culturally aligned framework for hiring, employee engagement, and professional development that allowed Matter to consistently hire and retain top industry talent. She also supported internal and external marketing and communications, brand management, culture, talent, and strategy.