Famous psychologist and marketer Robert Cialdini, once said:
We want to do business with people or brands that we like and have forged a bond with over the years.
Here's what my colleagues, peers, mentors and clients have had to say...
Matt is a brilliant creative director and an influential team leader. Anytime I’ve had the pleasure to work with Matt on new projects, I knew he would challenge us to think outside of our comfort zones and reach for a breakthrough concept. He cares deeply about his work and the work his teams produce, and goes above and beyond to deliver innovation. Matt understands brand integrity, the value of cohesive marketing and collaboration. He’s a humble guy with big ideas who will leave a legacy in any role he takes on.
I worked with Matt on Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series projects at Competitor Group. Matt is an extremely talented designer. You can tell he loves his craft and excels at communicating his design ideas while embracing the clients’ needs and desires. I enjoyed working on projects with Matt and was always pleased with the process of creating under his direction.
I worked with Matt for 3 years at Competitor Group, and watched him grow into a passionate creative / UX leader with an understanding of consumers and business. I was particularly impressed with the innovative approach he took to building new web applications to enhance our customer experience as well as our marketing execution. By building some internal tools we needed – from scratch- Matt helped us save thousands of hours of effort while improving our workflow. Matt is a well-rounded designer who leads from the front with vision and execution. I look forward to the opportunity to work with him again in the future.
It was a pleasure working with Matt during his tenure as Creative Director at Competitor Group. He is an excellent designer with a tireless work ethic who settles for nothing short of excellence. What impressed me most about Matt was his ability to create a fun, dynamic team culture. He gets the best not only out of himself—but everyone around him as well.
I worked under Matt, for two years, as his Art Director in the Creative Services department at Competitor Group Inc. (CGI). There are many things I admire about Matt, but to give you a few, he works super hard, is very smart and he believes in people. He believed in me, to lead a team and trusted my vision. He strongly encouraged and demonstrated how important it is continuing to learn. He led the best creative sessions to make us think outside the box. He built and created a department that previously lacked communication, a culture and cohesion and brought it to be one of the strongest creative teams that I have ever been a part of. I learned a lot under his direction, as the Creative Director, and he will continue to inspire me to be the best I can be.
I worked with Matt for 2 years. He worked very hard and was always trying to look for outside the box solutions. During my first week working together, we had an all-staff meeting where the CEO delivered some bad news to a group of 150 employees that no one would be getting merit raises that year. The mood in the room was dreary. Matt stood up and expressed his dedication and passion to the team, and the mood shifted to a positive team environment with a unified goal. I had not met Matt before this, but I learned that this was the perfect example of what he brings to his work and his team. His passion is unmatched and it shines through everything that he does. He has an infectious personality that makes you want to put in as much work as he does.
Matt McAlexander is an extremely talented designer, whose creative ability is among the finest of professionals. In addition to his technical ability and attention to detail, he continually brings fresh ideas, and high quality design work to the table. In the time I’ve known him, Matt has also worked to become knowledgeable in the arena of web development. He is a fast learner, diligently utilizing his spare time to gain proficiency with many new web technologies and programming strategies. He has repeatedly demonstrated his ability to exceed expectations with high profile client work, while keeping in mind the ever present time and quality demands of this vocation. Matt is the epitome of a highly capable, hard working creative.
Matt is an insanely talented visual designer, developer, and all around great guy to work with. His work ethic is inspiring. I’m lucky to have learned from and collaborated with him. Real accountability and execution are hard to come by in this industry. Matt exemplifies these traits with a smile on his face and Starbucks in his cup.
It was a great pleasure working with Matt when I was employed as HR Specialist with Competitor Group. He was an excellent leader, creative, intelligent, technically savvy and overall knew his stuff! He was well liked around the office and with his employees. I highly recommend Matt to work on any projects and/or employment initiatives because he will deliver great results that will impact the bottom line with great returns on investments!
Well what can I say about Matt? I can say he’s one of the most focused-minded and truly creative person I know. I worked with Matt for his entire tenure at Competitor Group. From his first day to his last day, I can say I was truly honored to have worked with such a talented individual like Matt. I watched him progress over the years. From his humble start all the way to becoming the leader of the most creative team I’ve had the honor to have worked with. He pushes the boundaries. He makes you think about how to make things even better. I would 100% recommend Mr. McAlexander.
Matt has proven to be a talented designer as well as a great leader. At Competitor Group, he consistently inspired his peers to share their creativity and find new ways to present the Rock ‘n’ Roll brand through a new scope. Though our work place was very fast paced with heavy deadlines, Matt was a tremendous support system for his team and other departments to ensure all major projects and expectations were met. I am very grateful to have worked and learned a lot from Matt over the past few years. He would be a tremendous asset to any organization.
I worked with Matt at Competitor Group, he was the Creative Director and is one of the most knowledgeable people I have worked with. He not only helped change the culture of the company but took the lead of a dysfunctional department and turned it into a functional one by proving our value and worth to upper management. Matt not only thrives in a fast paste environment but works fast, keeps up on current trends, pushes the limits to create great campaigns and knows how to get the best out of his team. The changes Matt made not only improved our department, made for a better work environment and turned Competitor Group into a fun place to work again.
Matt is an incredibly talented creator and great to work with. In addition to being technically savvy and highly creative, Matt is extremely reliable and one of the best designers whom I’ve worked with during my time at Competitor Group. He has a gift for taking limited information from clients and creating several options to meet their needs. I’d highly recommend him for any type of design or development work.
I worked under Matt McAlexander at Competitor Group, Inc. for 2 years as a Graphic Designer. Matt has been nothing, but a mentor to me as he is dedicated to his craft and truly inspired myself and others to strive more from not only oneself, but the team he leads. Before Matt became Creative Director, I’ve only heard horror stories about how disjointed the Creative Services department was, but the past 2 years, I saw and experienced one cohesive team, working to accomplish any task that was at hand. I truly believe that it was because of Matt’s strong leadership skills, and can-do attitude that pushed the team to show mind-blowing results time after time again. Matt possesses qualities of any born leader with great character, keen on direction, and creativity like no other. Genuinely blessed to have worked alongside Matt, and can only hope to collaborate with him in the future. Without any doubt, I would recommend Matt McAlexander, for any venture he has set out for himself.
If you have an opportunity to work with Matt, you will quickly identify his keen talent for creative design!
During my time working at Competitor Group, Matt held the title of Creative Director. Matt was extremely knowledgeable, innovative, and demonstrated good worth ethic. He was valued and considered inspirational by those on his team, and others within the organization. Oh, and I must emphasize Matt’s incredibly fun personality which contributed to a positive environment. Let’s just say, Matt doesn’t disappoint. He would be an asset to any team/organization!
Matt McAlexander has always been humorous and great to work with at Women’s Running. He has a creative mind that shines in his work as a designer, and his sense of humor brings some added flavor to many of his projects. He’s passionate about his craft – I highly recommend him!
I worked with Matt at The Competitor Group for 5 years. For over 2 years, I worked under him as his Project Manager. Matt was successful in unifying a disjointed creative service department. He is knowledgeable, creative and passionate about his work and is constantly learning and evolving. He understands the importance of brand identity/equity and collaboration within departments. I have no doubt that he will add value to any place he goes to. It was a pleasure working with him and I look forward to the opportunity to work with him again in the future.
I had the opportunity to work with Matt on a variety of projects and campaigns for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. Aside from being an incredibly talented, multi-dimensional designer, I was always impressed with his thoughtfulness in meetings and brainstorming sessions. Matt asked great “big picture” questions that both helped keep the team on track and push for the greatest possible result. I would absolutely recommend Matt and hope our paths cross in the future.
Matt is a tremendous talent who I had the pleasure of working with. A creative mind, he was constantly pushing our company in the right direction and looking for cutting edge ways to improve. He also helped form one of the strongest teams of people in the organization, one that I considered extremely vital.