A year ago we welcomed Matt Silton to MOVE Guides as a Sales Development Representative for the US, based in our San Francisco office.
Matt was our first sales hire in San Francisco and only the third US based employee. He is responsible for engaging with companies that could benefit from MOVE Guide’s talent mobility solutions, and for building strategic partnerships with our vendors. A big part of Matt’s job is understanding the challenges and pain-points companies face with their global mobility efforts, in order to determine how MOVE Guides can best help them. In addition to his sales role, Matt has helped find three new offices for our growing San Francisco team. He also is the San Francisco “phone fixer” and “rhyme master.”
Before joining MOVE Guides, Matt worked as a recruiter at Michael Page, sourcing top marketing, product, and engineering talent for their technology clients in the Bay Area. Prior to that he interned for the US Department of Commerce at the US Embassy in Brazil.
Matt graduated with honors from Bowdoin College in Maine with a degree in Latin American Studies and has lived in Brazil where he put his knowledge of Portuguese to good use. Matt is originally from North Carolina, is trilingual, and is a huge sports fan. His favorite teams are the Carolina Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes, and the Oakland Athletics, the only team he has adopted from the Bay Area since moving there.
MOVE Guides Questionnaire
What do you love about living in the Bay Area?
“I love how there are so many cities and locales in the Bay with their own unique culture, character and fun things to discover. The vibe in the East Bay is completely different than in San Francisco. There is so much to do and see, and I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface!”
What was the most challenging thing about relocating from the East Coast to the west?
“Not having a strong personal network, since most of my family and friends are from the East Coast. I lacked the insider tips about places to go and things to do. While I was able to discover the great local spots and events over time, it would have been really nice to have a City Guide before I arrived!”
What advice do you offer to people new to the Bay Area.
“Don’t limit yourself to San Francisco. It’s a wonderful city, but there is so much to discover in the East Bay and on the Peninsula. Having lived in SF and now in Oakland, I can tell there is plenty to experience across the Bay Area. Even on the Peninsula there are great downtowns like San Mateo and Palo Alto, where you can breath in entrepreneurialism and technology at every corner. The sense that ‘the next big thing’ is always about to happen makes the Bay Area a very exciting place to be.”
What do you love about MOVE Guides?
“I love the people I work with. They all have fascinating international working experiences, which they bring with them everyday when interacting with our customers and each other. It’s truly a unique working environment that I’m proud to be a part of.”
What is the most memorable sporting event you’ve been to?
“During the Carolina Panthers' improbable 2003 Super Bowl run, I was in the lower end zone where Steve Smith scored a touchdown in double overtime to beat the ‘Greatest Show on Turf', the Saint Louis Rams.”
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