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“Never be afraid to try something new.”
Matt Hairgrove truly loves finding solutions to any problem handed to him. He’s willing to do what’s needed to answer every question and leave no stone unturned. As a former professional cook, Matt would never make a dish the same way twice, he was always adjusting seasonings, ingredients, and techniques. He takes a similar approach to business challenges, staying flexible and creating ways for improvements, iterations, and ideations. Matt’s key to success is an ability to shift focus between granular details and a holistic big picture view to uncover interconnectivity and dependencies.
His career is defined by a curiosity and desire to learn and expand his skillsets. Matt brings 10+ years of experience leading large teams and department-wide strategic projects with clear impacts to customer satisfaction, overall department efficiency, and process improvements. He started as a head cook for a homeless youth center and then pushed himself into different roles and industries, including a previous position as a compliance and operations specialist for Denver Public Schools. Matt received his bachelor’s degree in culinary nutrition from Johnson and Wales University.
- TALENT: USED TO COMPETE IN THE WORLD'S STRONGEST MAN COMPETITIONS
- FUN FACT: GO-TO PERSON FOR DENVER RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATIONS, FROM HIGH-END STEAKHOUSES TO MOM AND POP TAQUERIAS
- PRESCRIPTION FOR LIFE: VULNERABILITY TO THE UNKNOWN IS YOUR GREATEST PATH TO GROWTH