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Matt Griffith

Matt Griffith

Co-Owner

Personal Information

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School: Colorado State University

Major: Economics

Years at College Works: 2009 to 2012

Career Information

Title: Co-Owner

Industry: Windows

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Management of- Sales teems, Marketing directors, Production managers, Recruitment of- Sales teams, Subcontractors

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Starting several successful business's, while having the most fun I have ever had.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

The reason I am now surrounded by as many successful friends as I have, and the reason I have the skills to be successful in whatever I choose.

How did your CWP experience impact your career? Immediately after graduation? Now?

I have only been out of CWP a year, but immediately after graduation I knew exactly what I wanted to do as a career and what I would and wouldn't be successful.

What was the greatest lesson you learned from your CWP experience?

Relationships are everything, both on a personal level and on a professional level. Also there is no substitute for a hard work effort, skills can me learned, but a hard work ethic cannot.

Advice

What advice do you have for potential CWP participants? Current CWP participants?

The 3 reasons I was the top manager in the state and top 15 nationally was because of 3 reasons. 1- Extremely hard work ethic, everyone wants extraordinary results for ordinary effort. it doesn't work like that. 2- Mentality, I took everything that happened to me and I was responsible for it. Always looking how I could make the situation better. 3- I did EXACTLY what my DM said, I knew he had my best interest at heart and would't get paid if I didn't make money.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

Being in Cancun after my first year and winning my manager of the year award and getting the chance to breathe and reflect on what I had just learned and accomplished.

Last words of wisdom

Good things don't come to those who wait. Good things come to those who work hard and earn it!!

Matt Griffith