3 Questions With: Matt Cordio CEO of Skills Pipeline, CareDirect, and Co-founder of the Wisconsin Startup Coalition

Oct 14, 2022 | Wisconsin Voices Blog

Matt Cordio

1. What trend are you most concerned about for the future?

The Workforce crisis. As an entrepreneur in the talent space, I help business leaders address these woes every day. We need policies that retain grads from the UW System and attract bright individuals to start and grow families here as there are major labor shortages in the technology, manufacturing, and hospitality sectors, and the current projected demographic trends don’t work in our favor. We need a Governor who will cut taxes on individuals and businesses, and aggressively promote the State as a place to live, work, and play.

2. Favorite supper club in the state?

Two Lakes in Almond. I would suggest starting with a relish tray and ordering the “Famous Drunken Chicken” as your entree, you won’t regret it.

3. Best piece of advice you have ever received?

I just finished Running with Purpose by Jim Weber, CEO of Brooks Running. Jim orchestrated a major turnaround of Brooks and managed to become one of Berkshire Hathaway’s most successful portfolio company CEOs. There were a lot of great lessons for aspiring CEOs of small companies who are facing fierce competition from entrenched players.