Matt Slaine – The Magic of Being “In the Arena”

Episode 9 February 23, 2023 01:12:34
Matt Slaine – The Magic of Being “In the Arena”
Built to Outlast
Matt Slaine – The Magic of Being “In the Arena”

Feb 23 2023 | 01:12:34


Show Notes

Matt is the CEO of OT Growth Partners, a franchisee of over 60 Orange Theory locations throughout the US. Prior to this he was the CEO of Quality Restaurant Group which he grew from 0 to 350+ quick service restaurant units under brands such as Pizza Hut, Arby’s, Sonic and Moe’s Southwest Grill. We trace Matt’s upbringing in a suburb of New York City, where he learned early on to appreciate hard work as a means to honor and capitalize on the opportunities he had to step “in the arena” and get mud on his face. 

Leave something for BTO community: “It is never as good as you hope or as bad as you fear.” And recommends reading Uncommon Life by Tony Dungy.

Ask something of BTO community: Matt recently lost his close friend and college roommate, Dax Tejera, producer of ABC News, to a heart attack. He left behind 2 young daughters and they have established a 529 plan for them linked to in the obituary. If people feel inclined, he asks that they consider contributing something for Dax’s children.

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