"I'm passionate about people, I've been extremely lucky to help so many great people move forward in their career. At HR Soul we have perfected talent, leadership, strategy & culture solutions that help clients realize their potential and we do that by putting people first. The impact an organization has on its employee is huge, so why not make that impact positively life changing?
I get the most satisfaction from building real and lasting relationships with professionals, nothing is more rewarding that watching a career or business develop from inception and through hard work and sacrifice achieve the greatness that it was aiming for."
Growing up in southern England, Matt attended college in London and Southampton before joining the family business in the Port of Southampton, one of the country’s busiest and most successful deep-water ports, He learned from those around him the importance of hard work, integrity and the sacrifice required to realize success. While early mornings and late nights standing outside in the wind and rain were absolute gifts, he emigrated to the United States in 2004 and quickly made Florida home.
Matt brings 15 years of talent solutions and HR consulting experience to the HR Soul team. His recruitment career began with the world's largest human resources provider where he took a lead role supporting several Fortune 500 client companies in the Florida market. This exposure to both high volume staffing and niche recruiting served as a foundation in HR and lead to a sidestep into accounting and finance talent acquisition with a boutique Tampa search firm.
In 2008 Matt joined a fledgling talent solutions firm and over the next 11 years, played a part thrusting it from a market newcomer to a top Forbes rated global talent solutions firm. During this time, he was a perennial award winner, built several successful and cohesive teams and was responsible for the creation and profitability of the firm's first HR recruitment and consulting offering.
In addition to supporting Florida companies with talent and workforce solutions he has been heavily involved in championing human resources as the catalyst for change and the future of work with groups like Hacking HR, SHRM, HR executive round tables, nonprofits and continued education groups.“I could not think of a better company to be joining at this time”, states Matt. “I’m passionate about the workplace of the future, employee engagement and re-engineering how companies hire. Unlike most firms that are either traditional recruitment shops or traditional outsourced HR practitioners, HR Soul offers a complete partnership from understanding and diagnosing a companies cultural health, using data to assess current talent strength and creating a vision for talent acquisition and management going forward, that is cool!” Matt continued, “and what a great time to be launching HR Soul in Central Florida, it already boasts a crazy effective and imaginative business community with companies and organizations that go above and beyond to create a meaningful work culture. Orlando has 2.9% unemployment combined with job creation 134% faster than the national average, talent is precious. I am truly excited about being part of the future of work here in Orlando”.
When not wearing the HR Soul jersey, Matt can be found enjoying the sunshine state with his family of Florida natives; Meagan, Sophia and Kingsley. He is an avid runner and spends the remainder of any free time playing soccer with great friends.
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