Fortune Favors the Prepared Mind: Be Prepared for the Cooling Season

Thursday, March 24

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

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Matt and the team talk with a distributor about preparing for the busy season. Let’s talk about the supply chain and what every contractor needs to maximize the surge.

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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.

Wright Kimbro

Business Development Manager

For the past decade Wright has worked first hand with manufacturers, distributors and contractors mostly centered in the HVAC industry. Starting as a Territory Manager with Microf, then as a Regional Manager with Foundation Finance and Service 1st Financial, Wright has worked with and trained in the Prime, Near Prime and Sub-prime financing arenas. Coming on board as part of EGIA’s OPTIMUS Financing Platform, Wright most enjoys the quickness and ease of reaching every possible financing option with one simple application. “What better way to get an approval for almost every customer, than by tapping into prime, near-prime and sub-prime lenders all at once”. While an avid college tennis and poker fan, Wright most enjoys discussions around College Football and his wife and 5 kids.

David M. Holt

Four generations of David’s family have been involved in the HVAC industry.

In the 1940s, Ralph Holt, David’s grandfather, began servicing and installing commercial HVAC systems in their hometown of Columbus, Georgia.

In 1956, Ralph decided he wanted his own HVAC business so he started Holt Service Company in his backyard garage.

Holt Service Company remained in the family for 43 years and grew to $3.5 million in sales.

During that time, David was involved with the business in a variety of ways. He was a warehouse floor sweeper and a parts runner as a teenager. After college, he built a PC-based service management system (The Service Manager by H2 Solutions) for the family business as a software developer. Over the next several years, The Service Manager was installed in contracting businesses across North America.

In 1991, David sold his software company, H2 Solutions, and joined the family HVAC business serving as a residential/light commercial sales consultant, a sales manager, a general manager, and finally the president.

He served the industry in several local, state and national trade associations including being elected National Vice President of ACCA representing the Southeastern US in 1998.

After his dad sold Holt Service Company to a consolidator in 1999, David began his consulting, training, and coaching career in the HVAC industry.
He helped build his brother’s company, Profit Strategies (now Coolfront by FieldEdge), into a leading provider of flat rate pricing systems for the HVAC industry before joining NCI in 2011.

Since 2011, David has focused on teaching residential/light commercial contractors how to successfully implement a “high-performance HVAC approach” that delivers the safest, healthiest, most comfortable, and energy efficient system possible. Contractors that successfully implement this approach earn the double-digit net profits they truly deserve.