Matt’s Bio

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Meet Dr. Matthew Hudson

Matthew Hudson started as a part-time sales associate in Sear’s in 1983. Through his 26 years in retail, Matt has managed a store with himself and a part-timer working bell to bell 7 days a week (we’ve all been there) opened over 200 stores, been a Director of Stores for a 3,000 employee, $700M chain, a COO of a 17 store, $70M chain and even owned his own 4-store chain in Fort Worth, Texas. He has won many awards for his retail efforts through the years.


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Prior to joining Rick Segel & Associates as President and GM, he was a principal for 10 years in the consulting firm, Penumbra Group, Inc. based in of New Hampshire. While there, he focused on helping small, emergent companies make the leap from entrepreneurialism to true corporations. His clients included Dell (where he was the lead retail strategy consultant,) New Balance, Life Fitness, Hyatt Regency, Disney, Golf Galaxy, RadioShack and many more.

Matthew currently serves on the board of several non-profit organizations and has published three books. His PhD is in Organizational Behavior and he has been honored with many awards for creative in marketing and store design. He is a father of two Brayden and Madeline and grandfather to Everett. He currently lives in Fort Worth, Texas with his wife Angie.

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