Principal, Nolan Partners
A driving force in the executive search sector, Matt Rogers built Nolan Partners’ onboarding and training processes, leads recruiting for the firm, mentors junior employees and served as the “hub of the wheel” across global business during the pandemic.
Education: University of Oklahoma, bachelor’s degree, marketing and sports management
Family: Spouse, Breanna
Getting to Know Matt
Year’s greatest challenge: Training for the NYC Marathon, for sure. I am one of very few that enjoy running, but I never realized beforehand how taxing this training would be. Prioritizing that with work, travel, and family has certainly been challenging.
Go-to person when I need help: I would say my best friend, John. He always knows what to say and keeps it real, regardless of how hard it is to hear.
My inspiration: My wife, Breanna. Her work ethic, charisma, patience, and drive (& many other A++ characteristics) truly amaze me. She is the hardest worker in any room she walks in. She juggles being a top performer at work with volunteering regularly, keeping up with friends and family, and being the best partner someone could ask for. She inspires me daily!
In the Industry
How the pandemic changed my career approach: It changed the way I approach my job as I consult other people’s careers. Priorities for executives (work-life balance, family, etc.) have shifted immensely so it pushed us to be more creative in the solutions we offer our clients.
Most rewarding about my job: It certainly is the feeling of marrying great people with great opportunities. The vast majority of those we speak with are not openly looking for a new job, so being able to present a life-changing opportunity to someone and have that come to reality is very rewarding.
Most exciting aspect of sports business: We work in an industry that provides so much emotional expression and connectivity/belonging between people of all backgrounds. In my seat, I have the honor of placing executives in positions that further that beautiful agenda.