Meet Our CEO, Matthew England

What advice do you have for young professionals entering the workforce?

“Understand delayed gratification. Have you ever heard of the Stanford marshmallow experiment? A group of kids sees a marshmallow on a plate and are told they can have it if they want, but if you wait, you’ll get two. They followed the kids that chose to wait for the second marshmallow, and those people were more successful, did better in school, had healthier relationships. It teaches you that good things don’t come easily.”

Matthew England is a family man, a self-starter, and the CEO of Aleuro Inc. Born and raised in Jackson, Tennessee, England has always been a natural extrovert. “No one has ever described me as shy,” says England, “I was a total class clown, always the one in trouble.” England remembers actively playing every sport he could, and sharpening his competitive edge. “If it had a ball and a score, I played it,” says England, “but who really developed my competitive drive was my father, he was very competitive. I remember being 5 years old and getting my first Nintendo, and we would play constantly. He took no mercy on me, that sharpened me to do sales and business. He also taught me that it’s never gonna be easy, so just do it.”

As a high schooler, England began paving his path to professional success. “Both of my grandfathers owned businesses,” says England, “my dad always worked for other people. Through seeing the freedom my grandparents had versus my parents, I knew I wanted to own a business.” A notoriously hard worker, England began working at an incredibly young age. “I started mowing lawns with my uncle at 7 years old,” says England, “I did that through my teenage years and went on to bag groceries at Kroger, and held 2 to 3 jobs in college.” Alongside his studies and multiple jobs, England played collegiate golf at Bethel University.

On November 29th, 2010, Matthew England opened the doors of Aleuro Inc. for business. The company name is rooted in what England values most- family. “My grandfather is one of my greatest role models in life,” says England, “his name is Almus Eugene Robbins- Aleuro.” Family is the foundation of the company, which has created quite the record of success in the past eight years. “We work to teach and lead others,” says England, “we want to develop and help other people, ethically and morally teach people the way to do business.”

For the entrepreneurs looking to start their own businesses, England has no shortage of advice.

“Be adaptable- business changes rapidly from day to day, week to week. I initially studied biology in college, and I was a fan of anything science-based, especially Charles Darwin. A lot of people get survival of the fittest the wrong way- he said it was the species most adaptable to change that will succeed, not the strongest.”

“Be very open-minded, embody a ‘down for whatever’ mentality. You may not do it right the first time, but the mentality is everything.”

“Understand failure and what it is, it’s a lesson. The only way to fail is to quit- failure is there to teach you how to succeed.”

As for the culture at Aleuro, England has created an environment that aligns with the exact foundation of the company- family. “You want to create an environment where people can thrive,” says England, “having a close-knit group of people is the most important thing.”

Creating a business and working to add value to the people in your company is no small job, but England cites this experience as being equally valuable to him. “Being my own boss is the most rewarding, yet frustrating experience,” says England, “it is just the most exhilarating and exciting thing, but can be the most stressful as well.” His tip for effective leadership: never ask people to do something you wouldn’t. As for what has fueled his own success, persistence. “Persistence is the biggest thing, I am persistent to a fault.”

In the past eight years, Aleuro Inc. has become an unstoppable machine, with Matthew England at the wheel. That said, the momentum continues to pick up in the Aleuro office. “The biggest thing is to create an opportunity for other people,” says England, “that is the most important thing at the end of the day. We will continue that, and work to grow and develop as an organization.”

 

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From Australia to Aleuro Inc

The efficiency and success of a company, we feel, is in direct correlation to the management team leading the organization.  The combination of passion, energy, competitiveness and the willingness of our fearless leaders to roll up their sleeves and lead our team by example is the reason for Aleuro Inc’s growth and expansion over the last 5 years! Today we’d like to introduce to you one of these fearless managers, our favorite Aussie from down under, Joel Price!

Joel Price was born in Sydney, Australia and at the age of 9, moved with his family to Nashville, TN.  In his late teen’s Joel started his own Mobile Disc Jockey Business, DJing weddings and parties, and consequently Joel attend Middle Tennessee State University because of their #1 ranked school for the recording industry with an emphasis on production & technology.  After graduating college Joel grew his DJ business, taking on a partner and hiring DJ’s to work for him!  After time though, he realized that he desired a full time career in the business world and would continue DJing as a side business.

In the Spring of 2009 Joel started in our client’s office in Nashville, TN and due to his natural communication and people skills, was quickly promoted into a leadership position within 2 weeks!  After a few months working in our Nashville location, Joel expanded with a new office to Toledo, Ohio.  He quickly became one of the top AT&T U-verse Reps in the nation and after a year and half in Toledo, OH Joel was asked to help Matthew England open a new office location in San Antonio, TX.

Matthew and Joel grew Aleuro Inc into the #1 performing marketing/sales office in the nation for AT&T and Joel was promoted to the Assistant Management position of our company’s Management Training Program in the Spring of 2012.  Upon being promoted into a Marketing/Sales Management position 4 months later, Joel oversaw a top performing office for our client in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for 3 years and was just recently invited to relocate his operations back to his favorite city, San Antonio.

Recently Joel was invited to a very exclusive conference at our client broker’s headquarters, where he got to spend the weekend in lavish style at a mansion in Los Angeles.  When he got back, we asked him what his goals were and this was his response. (You gotta love the guy!) “I want to oversee an additional 3 more office locations by the end of 2016.  Be a millionaire by age 40 and be able to travel all the worlds Ancient Sites!”

We can’t wait to catch up with him next December and see all he’s accomplished over the next year!

Manager or Interior Designer? You decide!

It’s been an honor this week celebrating our company’s 5th anniversary in business. After moving to a new office location this past year, in preparation for our 2016 expansion, the team decided to put their talents to work and create their dream offices.

Our very creative Human Resource Director, Christina England, has been told she has a knack for interior design and we think these pictures solidify that. She single handily decorated her office and decided to go with a glass  and gray theme to portray her idea of a successful, entrepreneurial woman. It was no easy task, but it was worth it! The office is so proud of her accomplishments as both an administrator, as well as THE interior designer for Aleuro Inc.

A similar story occurred for our CEO, Matthew England. He incorporated his personality into the decorating of his office, through his passion for Marvel and DC comics.  Matthew grew up reading the stories of Batman, Iron Man and many more, and wanted his office to portray the childhood heroes he adored, who could overcome all adversity.

With the Christmas holiday around the corner, the office is always bustling with carols, Christmas trees and coffee! Feel free to stop by and visit with us anytime and see our masterpieces in person.

 

Aleuro Inc Careers

We’ve created a page entirely dedicated to Career Opportunities available here at Aleuro Inc on LinkedIn and encourage you to follow us and stay current with Aleuro Inc Careers on LinkedIn! Why wait until January 1st to start on your resolution of being happier at work? Build your future here. Today!

It is important to us that potential candidates match our company culture and values. Characteristics that we are looking for include a positive attitude, a professional image, integrity, strong work ethic, ambition, competitiveness, sports-minded and a team player.

We are currently offering an entry level Management Training Program. This involves initial training in marketing, sales and account management, while cross-training into roles of team leadership and management.  It is important to understand that all Managers that are apart of our organization have been developed from the entry level role. We strongly believe that the best coaches were once former players thus, we only promote internally.

Interested in learning more about our company? Wanting to start a career, rather than a job? Click below to apply and we’ll be in contact!

Managment Training Program

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Intern Testimonials!

photoCierra (on the left) says, “This internship has been an amazing opportunity for me. I have learned more than I could have ever imagined that I would, and I have met friends and professional connections that will last long beyond my time here at Aleuro, Inc. I could not have asked for a better internship experience, and I know that I have grown personally and professionally because of it.”

Brandi (on the right) says, “Working at Aleuro, Inc. as a summer intern has brought me out of my comfort zone and truly transformed me into a more outgoing person. Beyond my personal development, I feel as if I have learned so much about every aspect of the business and developed a professionalism that will help me work toward my future.”