For as long as Matt can remember, he has been fascinated with creating live entities based on his dreams and ideas. While in college, he decided he wanted to be a toy inventor. Subsequently, he secured an internship in the product development department of a successful toy company based in New York City. He never looked back.
Dreams of fun and profit quickly turned to dread as Matt experienced the realities of office politics, exhausted commuters dragging themselves to and from work, and an endless stream of mind numbing paperwork. Terrified by the prospect of spending 40 years on a soul crushing, passionless career path, Matt committed himself to the pursuit of a more creative career. Freedom, fun, and profits would be his mantra and he would not stop until he found all three in one endeavor.
Matt’s successful business journey and ultimate arrival as a director at VIM Ventures took a circuitous route. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Buffalo, and went on to attend New York Law School. Although the practice of law was not his true or desired calling, he appreciated the pragmatic nature of the skills he learned and knew they would serve him well.
Fueled by his commitment to never settle for anything less than an exciting and rewarding career, Matt’s entrepreneurial journey includes the creation, building, and selling of a variety of highly successful entities.
In addition, Matt was recently named one of the Top 30 Digital Marketing Strategists in the US by the Online Marketing Institute. Furthermore, he successfully managed the creation of over 75 websites, corporate identities, and online marketing programs that vastly exceed industry averages for return on investment.
After a lifetime of working with his own coaches, starting, selling, and running a variety of businesses as well as generating a rather eclectic work history that includes everything from legal work and sales to persuasive copywriting and public speaking, Matt brings a rich and varied set of skills to his work with VIM Ventures. This work compliments his passion for teaching. One of his key principles is “giving back” and sharing the gifts he has been given.
Whether through teaching, coaching, or consulting, Matt’s clients enjoy access to uniquely creative ideas and problem solving techniques that can turn a stagnant startup into an innovative revenue generation engine.
Two of his favorite quotes include the following:
The ultimate achievement is to blur the line between work and play.
– Arnold Toynbee
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
– Henry David Thoreau
|Denise M Kay|