Learn about the Newest Power Brokers in HVACR

Tuesday, April 26

1:00PM - 2:00PM Eastern (10:00 AM-11:00 AM Pacific)

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Matt and the team meet with Women in HVACR. Let’s discuss finding and developing potential business partnerships, growing employees, and uncovering other networking opportunities in the industry.

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Matthew Bratsis

Vice President, Contractor Services

As Vice President of Contractor Services, Matthew is responsible for all lending and finance operations within the EGIA Finance Clearinghouse. He works directly with lending partners and affiliates developing and creating the most up-to-date finance offerings for EGIA’s vast contractor base. In addition, Matthew leads EGIA’s business development strategy, as well as the design and implementation of finance training content.

Matthew has been an integral part of the home improvement finance industry for over 20 years, with stops at American General Finance, Greensky and Renovate America. Matthew attended Virginia Commonwealth University, graduating with a degree in Psychology.

Danielle Putnam

Danielle Putnam, recognized by The News as The Top 40 Under 40, and Service World Expo as the 2021 Woman of the Year, is President of The New Flat Rate, Advisory Board Member and Past President of Women in HVACR, and is the Executive Director of her non-profit, Family Frameworks.

Danielle has a personal connection with the home service industry. Her first job was passing out flyers door-to-door for her father’s electrical business. She was 7 years old. In high school, she moved up to being an office dispatcher and parts runner. After college, she became the marketing director for an HVAC company in Oregon.

Danielle knows home service, but she is also no stranger to big business. Before co-founding TNFR, she was the director of business development for a large digital services firm, pitching to C-level executives for big name companies. As part of her job, she also stood before multi-million-dollar investors, seeking capital for the publicly-owned company that she worked for.

Danielle is dedicated to help grow the industry she grew up in and loves. As a public speaker, she promotes careers in the home service industry.

When not in the office, she spends time with her husband and three children and enjoys hiking, snowboarding, reading and fine wines.

Claire Degenhardt

Claire Degenhardt has over 15 year’s sales experience in the home improvement industry. She was previously in Cincinnati Ohio where she helped to grow a startup franchise organization to a multi-million-dollar company which sold in 6 years.

Claire started with GreenSky January 2017, and currently works with GreenSky merchants assisting them with growing their business, while increasing profit margins. Her strategy is to work with the owners and their team to implement a plan to help close more deals and increase average tickets by using financing as a closing tool.