By Caroline Stuckey, Account Manager at Avid Communications
At Avid, we’re all about building connections and providing top-notch service to our customers. It’s not just about our internet, business phone, and IT services; it’s the exceptional team behind the scenes that powers our mission. Today, we’re excited to introduce you to our newest team member, Matthew Carpenter. He’s taken the Director of Sales and Account Management role, and he’s set to take our sales team to new heights.
Matthew’s journey to Avid is impressive.
Matthew has a proven tech and telecom industry track record, having led sales teams at companies like Oracle, Sprint, AT&T, and SBC. He’s also been an asset to startups like Layered Tech and Spot. Plus, he’s no slouch in the education department, holding a Bachelor of Science from Park University, a Master of Engineering from the University of Kansas, and working towards his Ph.D. in Digital Communications at Indiana State.
So, why did Matthew choose Avid? Well, despite leading global teams and working remotely for a long time, he was drawn to the opportunity to work locally in the Kansas City office. But the real game-changer was the team at Avid. After connecting with key team members, including David Hollingsworth, Audrey Tomlinson, Nikki Fisher, and Laren Landgren, he knew he was in the right place. Matthew’s vision at Avid is straightforward – he aims to unite the two business units and supercharge our current sales revenue projections by creating a world-class sales organization.
What makes Matthew a standout team member? His passion for work, the ability to digest data at warp speed, and his love for reading – that’s what makes him tick. He’s all about integrating the knowledge he gains from books like “Good to Great,” “Atomic Habits,” “Grit,” and even ancient philosophy, like “Meditations” by Marcus Aurelius, into our daily interactions and team meetings. This commitment to continuous learning enriches our collective knowledge and cultivates a culture of growth.
What sets Avid apart, according to Matthew, is the unique freedom the leaders provide to the team. “This level of creative freedom isn’t something you come across every day. It empowers us to perform at our absolute best, fostering creativity, innovation, and, ultimately, progress”. This dedication to nurturing innovation perfectly aligns with Matthew’s values, making Avid the ideal place for him to thrive.
Since joining the team, Matthew has had several memorable experiences. The most significant of these has been witnessing the team’s energy levels surge, the increase in discretionary effort, and the growing belief and trust in the processes he’s putting into action. Seeing his colleagues succeed and experience personal growth has been a truly rewarding experience for him.
Outside of Work
Beyond the office, Matthew’s got a few tricks up his sleeve. He used to be a daredevil, racing dirt bikes and riding street bikes. However, after a few near-death experiences, he’s decided to opt for a safer pursuit – riding four-wheelers at his track in Weston, MO. And here’s a fun fact you might not know about him: Matthew is a seasoned fine woodworker with over 20 years of experience. He crafts various items, including furniture and wine racks, with the proceeds benefiting charity.
Matthew Carpenter’s journey to Avid is a testament to his dedication, expertise, and complete alignment with the company’s values. His vision, skills, and commitment to fostering creativity and innovation make him an invaluable addition to the team. With him leading the charge, Avid is poised for a future filled with growth, success, and a deep commitment to connecting people and providing top-notch service. Matthew is the missing piece that’s going to help us take Avid to even greater heights!