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, business development skills, and values to the lessons he learned working with his father and grandfather. Matthew began working full-time for the company in 2004 after attending Vincennes University for welding technology. Since that time, the once mom and pop business has grown nearly 100 times to 125+ team members with a national reach. Nix Companies has been named to the Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America for 7 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. Nix Companies was also named the Southwest Indiana community champion of the year in 2021.
Matthew is an advocate of lifelong learning. In 2017 he completed a certificate in Executive Business administration from the University of Notre Dame. Matthew is passionate about building a company known for excellence in its people and culture. His autonomous management style embraces the strengths of his team to compliment his visionary leadership. He is also passionate about adding value to his community and believes business can and should be a force for good. He is (or has been) involved in multiple groups and activities to support this mission; such as 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- Evansville Chapter Charter Member.