Tuesday, August 29
3:00PM - 4:00PM Eastern (12:00 PM-1:00 PM Pacific)
As a contractor, you know how important it is to stay ahead of the competition. One of the key ways to do this is by investing in ongoing training for your entire staff.
Join us for our upcoming Matt Chatts educational webinar where we’ll discuss the importance of having a plan for ongoing training and introduce out-of-the-box solutions from some of the biggest training organizations in the industry.
In this complimentary webinar, you’ll learn how to develop and implement a successful training program that will help you master your craft and become the most sought after contracting business in your market.
As Vice President of Contractor Services, Matthew is responsible for all lending and finance operations within OPTIMUS Financing. 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.
As General Manager of Contractor University, Jeff oversees and leads the day-to-day activities and overall strategic direction for EGIA Contractor University, the industry’s leading business training platform for contracting businesses. Jeff is responsible for identifying the training curriculum contractors need to make their business successful in today’s marketplace and managing the team of industry experts required to create it and deliver it to member contractors. Additionally, Jeff plays a key role in cultivating, developing and maintaining strategic partner relationships with the HVAC industry’s preeminent equipment manufacturers, distributors and suppliers for EGIA.
Prior to joining EGIA, Jeff spent nearly 3 decades working in virtually every facet of the HVAC industry. He has held management positions at Lennox, York, and Goodman, as well as senior management positions at two successful residential HVAC businesses. Along with that experience, Jeff also owned and operated Innovative Profit Solutions, an organization dedicated to helping distributors and contracting businesses reach their maximum potential through coaching and consulting services.
Jeff graduated from Murray State University with a degree in Business Management and went on to receive an MBA in Strategic Management from the University of Miami.
Dan Clapper serves as the Commercial HVAC and Facilities Maintenance Market Director for Interplay Learning. Dan brings 25 years of experience to Interplay in a variety of roles across the HVAC market. Over the years in this space, Dan has developed a passion for helping trade professionals grow their business and their people. From installing boilers and HVAC equipment with his father as a teenager, to sales, design and distribution at the wholesale level, to training thousands of HVAC professionals across the country at the manufacturing level, Dan has a unique perspective on best practices.
After sending out 5,000+ free copies of his first book, “Get More HVAC Leads: 5 Must Have Strategies for 2018”, Dan realized that the biggest challenge in our industry is the “skilled labor shortage”, not lead generation. With tens of millions of people in the US who make less than $15/hr, HVAC and Facilities teams can build a pipeline of talent if they had better in-house training infrastructure. At Interplay, Dan now helps business owners and leaders leverage 3D Simulation-based training to help attract new talent to our industry and upskill them faster and more efficiently than ever before.