Matthew started working at the family business at the age of 8, sweeping the floor and cleaning machinery for $5.00 a Saturday. Later, he began working in the shop as a summer intern learning the ropes. In addition to learning the technical trade aspects of the job, he credits much of his customer service and business development skills to the lessons he learned working with his father and grandfather. Matthew began working full time for the company in 2004. Since that time, the once mom and pop business has grown 70 times over, to 100 team members with a national reach. Nix Companies has been named to the Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in American for 5 consecutive years, Posey County Business of the Year, Indiana Companies to Watch, and one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana in 2018 and 2019. Matthew thrives on great challenges, and his autonomous management style embraces the strengths of his team to compliment his visionary leadership. Matthew is passionate about building a company known for excellence in its people and culture. He is also passionate about working with other small business owners to help each other succeed (specifically family businesses) and adding value to the community. He is (or has been) involved in multiple groups and activities to support this mission; some notable ones are Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce – Board of Directors, Family Business Alliance – Executive Committee, Tri-State Manufacturers Alliance – Executive Committee, Posey County Economic Develop – Board of Directors, Posey County Redevelopment Commission- Board of Directors, Forum 4 Growth, Business Owner Network – Charter Member, Junior Achievement – Classroom Volunteer, and Legatus, Catholic CEO Network- Louisville Chapter Charter Member.