Matt Stewart

CEO, National Services Group

Matt co-founded National Services Group (NSG) in 1996 with the group that manages NSG today. Together they created strong national brands. National Services Group operates: College Works Painting, SMJJ Investments, and Empire Community Construction. Under the executive team’s leadership, NSG has grown from a small Southern California business into a national leader in two industries. NSG has been recognized as an entrepreneurial leader by Ernst & Young, the Orange County Business Journal, Inc., Entrepreneur, and hundreds of other periodicals. In 2002 Matt received the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award from the Orange County Business Journal, Matt was named “40 under 40,” in 2011, and Matt has twice been a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award. In addition to his responsibilities as a CEO of NSG, Matt currently sits on the Board of Trustees of Share Our Selves, the board of directors for The Power of Choice Foundation, and is the immediate past Chairman of the Global Board of Directors for The Entrepreneurs Organization (EO). As Chairman of the Global Board for EO, Matt traveled around the world meeting with thought leaders, speaking about business theory, the pathways to success, and helping other business owners to learn and grow. Matt was instrumental in the creation of the EO Injected program and has devoted much of his time in EO to helping build systems and tools that will enable quantum leap growth for businesses. Through EO, Matt became a final round judge for the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), has executive coached the winner of this prestigious award two of the last 3 years, and has facilitated life coaching, strategic planning, and other workshops for business owners. Matt lives in Laguna Niguel, California with his wife and children. The entire family enjoys traveling, fishing, biking, boating, scuba diving, skiing, and contributing to the community around them. Matt will release his first book, entitled “Cookies Crumble, 7 Lessons That Will Prevent You From Ever Experiencing A Recession Again,” this fall.

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