“I have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly – each, in its own eye-opening way, providing the shot of reality needed to offer wise counsel.”
Of course, one tends to see it all when one, like Matt, has conducted diligence on more than 2,000+ executives and provided insights on hundreds of growth organizations.
No need to be intimidated, while he’s a bit of an ace, he is quite nice about it (as he is with the other things he does, from leadership advisory services to succession planning). What else would you expect from a guy raised in Colorado by hippies who, yes, drove a VW camper? He is also quite good. The kind of “good” that builds relationships. “I’ve worked with the top, middle market private equity firms, helping them create enormous velocity and ultimately healthy returns. For ten years, I have advised a client who has added over $3 billion in top-line revenue.”
It is no overstatement to say Matt epitomizes the seasoned pros who are Ampersand. Each with deep experience in aligning top talent with business strategy. Quick studies who learn new businesses in a snap. Of course, not all are diehard collectors of modern art like Matt. Or hit the slopes (the steeper, the better) as an accomplished and adventuresome skier. But then, unique personalities build strong companies.