Matt Bartels, Partner
Sales & Marketing
Matt brings over 20 years of progressive experience focused on Sales, Marketing, and New product to market introductions. Most recently he had worked with PepsiCo as a manufacturer’s representative in Sales and Market Development. Products included; Frito Lay, Gatorade, Quaker Oats, Tropicana, Stacy’s, IZZE, and Naked Juice. He was responsible for implementing sales, marketing, and growth strategies with distributors, their sales teams, and managers.
This required excellent communication skills as he worked with up to 180 sales representatives annually. Matt helped grow distribution and account development. This included working with individual sales representatives, sales teams, category managers, and business development teams.
Matt was responsible for business in excess of 6 to 7 Million dollars in sales annually. Matt delivered consistent year to year growth, and amongst his peers around the nation and over a ten year period, Matt finished each year consecutively in the top 3 as a proven high level producer. His efforts helped contribute to regional sales goals in excess of 50 to 70 Million dollars annually.
In addition to sales and distribution, Matt has also has experience calling on local, regional, as well as National Account clients, managing up to 400 to 500 accounts annually. Segments of client accounts that he has experience with include: Business & Industry, Healthcare, Education, Hotels, Recreation & Amusement, Travel & Leisure, Service providers, Independent & Commercial operators. He attributes some of these varied influences to give him the ability to adapt to and work through challenging situations.
As a self-described, “MacGyver of sorts” his ability to help others see, and understand things in a different light, really drives his passion, to help others make their ideas work! Matt was originally from a small farming community, Tecumseh, Nebraska. He attributes his innovation and creative spirit on the varied careers and interest he had been involved with over the years. He completed his B.S. at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.