A surprising fact about me:
I’ve never traveled to Europe. It’s surprising because every time I say I never been, people respond with “really, you’ve never been to Europe?”.
Favorite place I’ve visited and why:
The island of Maui. It’s where my wife, Michelle, and I were married.
What I originally thought I’d be when I grew up:
Environmental Law Attorney
With Northern California roots, Matt set his sights on San Diego for College in 1990. Upon graduation from the University of San Diego Matt said, "If I can make money in San Diego I'm staying". With the entrepreneurial bug and a good friend as a business partner, Matt entered the custom clothing business. Brands have always been a passion for Matt as he ventured to build the next big label. The brand was a success and his education in custom imprinted products continued.
In the processing of exploring clothing, he stumbled across the promotional products industry. The idea of creative marketing, larger orders and building stronger customer relationships excited Matt and his partner to venture deeper into the Ad Specialty world. Jumping from the comforts of their living room "headquarters", Matt felt he had found his career path. As the Dot Com bubble was just beginning to build, Matt's promotional products company was growing rapidly as orders continued to pour in. Matt's ability to connect with people and his love for the industry pushed the company into exceeding expectations.
Commitment to ongoing growth and leverage led Matt to consider joining forces with the MadeToOrder team. After due diligence by Matt and his key company players, MadeToOrder was above and beyond the best opportunity. The ability to work and learn from the best in the industry will keep Matt motivated and passionate about the promotional products industry.