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Matt Martin

Director of Transitions and Recruitment, Illinois

Hard work, an entrepreneurial mindset, and a drive for success is exactly what the partners at Edge Advisors saw when they met Matt Martin. For over 12 years Matt has partnered with dentists to help build and grow their dream dental practices. His experience ranges from site selection to marketing to maximizing EBITDA through operational efficiency. It’s this type of delivery and attitude that make Matt the perfect guy to run Transitions and Recruitment in Illinois.

Matt grew up in the western suburbs of Illinois helping run his family’s pizza shop throughout high school. It wasn’t long after Matt headed to Normal, IL and took his talents to Illinois State University to study Finance. ISU provided plenty of good times, along with life-long friendships… even a bit of learning along the way. After graduation he returned home and discovered a new phenomenon that was sweeping the nation. After striking up a conversation with the local Dippin’ Dots franchisee, Matt saw an opportunity. At the ripe age of 22, Matt entered into negotiations and purchased his first Dippin’ Dots Ice Cream franchise. Over the next decade the operation grew to over 50 locations and 7-figures in annual revenue. Buying, selling and lease negotiations were all part of the growth and eventual sale of the ice cream empire.

After getting his fill of ice cream, and ready for his next challenge, Matt chatted with a good friend that happened to be a dentist. “You’re great at sales. You should take a look at my supplier, Patterson Dental”. With a strong small business background and a knack for sales, Patterson was a great fit. After working with hundreds of dental practices across the Greater Chicagoland Area, Matt realized the impact he could have on dentists and their families. The formula was simple; always answer the phone, solve problems that others run away from and bring valuable ideas with the support to implement difference making strategies. Matt is bringing that same work ethic and ideation to team Edge in Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri.

When away from the office, Matt spends time with his wife Lindsey and their two kids; Keegan (11) and Landen (8). Basketball, soccer, golf, and acting classes keep the family busy year-round. After kid activities are done for the day, you’ll find Matt in the kitchen making homemade pizza (Detroit-style is #1 for those in the know), flipping burgers on the grill or on the golf course.