Matt is a successful marketing manager, entrepreneur and sales consultant in the Greater Cleveland area. From Chagrin Falls, OH, Matt owns and manages a leading Marketing and Sales firm in the area concentrating on Fortune 100 and 500 Companies and the largest Big-Box retailers in the world today. Over the past decade, Matt has expanded his skill set to include motivational speaking, coaching and mentoring, sales management, and relationship development.
Matt is an avid Cleveland sports fan and comes from a heavy sports background, himself. From an early age, Matt’s determination and work-ethic have opened many doors both personally and professionally. In 1998, his hockey career began to unfold when he was pre-selected to try out for Team Ohio, an elite hockey team for high- schoolers across the state. After making the team, he played with them throughout the rest of high school. During his senior year, Matt earned the opportunity to move to Columbus, OH and play with the Columbus Crush simultaneously. He continued to pursue his dream with collegiate hockey at Kent State University and minor-league professional hockey team, the Pittsburgh Pounders. The valuable skills from his time in the rink have had a major impact on his career as a Marketing Manager. From the ice to the office, Matt now excels in coaching, leadership training, and employee development within his company.
Being a self-starter, creative thinker, and team player, Matt has grown exponentially into a successful business owner. Currently, Matt oversees all operations of Persevere Inc. as well as his organization of 15 offices nationally. He is a decorated President and CEO, earning awards and national recognition for his achievements in training, management development, and market expansion. During his early adulthood, Matt volunteered at elite level hockey camps, as well as with other philanthropic organizations like Meals on Wheels and fundraisers for breast cancer through Cadillac. Now that Matt is running a sound organization with help from his team, he is able to shift his focus and goals for 2017 back to the Cleveland community that he loves. His firm belief in treating others as you want to be treated is helping the company make strides in community involvement and giving back.
Although his professional sports career has ended, his affinity for hockey never skipped a beat! Matt continues to play with a local men’s league in the Cleveland area. He resides in the Eastern Suburbs with his biggest fan, his yellow lab named Sophie. He enjoys watching and supporting Cleveland sports teams, camping, fishing hunting, spending time with his family and friends, and being an active member of the Cleveland community.