Women Are Heating Up The HVAC Industry

Tuesday, March 26

3:00PM - 4:00PM Eastern (12:00 PM-1:00 PM Pacific)

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The HVAC industry is evolving, and this is a good thing. Matt and the team discuss the role more and more women play within the industry, and how to make sure this trend helps you be even more successful.

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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 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.

Kathy Robideau

Publisher of the Minneapolis Business Journal

Kathy Robideau was promoted to market president and publisher of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal in February 2016. Robideau led the Business Journal’s advertising team since 2010. Prior to that, she was chief operating officer of Winter Park, Fla.-based Nurse Staffing. She is a member of the Itasca Project and serves on the boards of the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce, YMCA Eagan, Junior Achievement and the Thielen Foundation. She is the president and founder of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s Women’s Leadership Council. She attended the University of Cincinnati and is a graduate of Capella University.

Tracy Martin

Director of Dealer Development for Aeroseal, LLC

Tracy Martin is the Director of Dealer Development for Aeroseal, LLC. She has been with Aeroseal for nearly 9 years, and has grown the residential dealer network for Aeroseal to over 1,000 strong during her time with the company. Tracy has an extensive background in business development and marketing, with over twenty years of real-world experience in the construction and HVAC industries. She comes from a family of contractors and gained much of her insight from watching her father and grandfather build a successful local contracting company.

Courtney Meier

Owner, Temperature Pro San Antonio

Courtney’s career in the HVAC industry began in 2018 during which she has honed her skills and expertise through hand-on experience and continuous learning. She stays updated on the latest advancements in HVAC technology and industry best practices to provide her clients with cutting-edge solutions tailored to their specific needs. When she’s not crawling through an attic, talking to customers or visiting with vendors, she can be found cooking, on the tennis court or walking her 2 mini-Aussie’s.