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Matt Stanton

Partner, Chief Growth Officer

Matt Stanton has been Partner and Chief Growth Officer at Mici Italian since 2021.  He leads the company’s corporate and franchise growth throughout the U.S., focusing on long-term success by selecting exceptional and motivated franchisees, while securing optimized real estate.  Prior to Mici, Matt led the growth efforts for WellBiz Brands, Inc. and their 800+ unit portfolio of brands which include: Drybar, Elements Massage, Amazing Lash, and Fitness Together.  Matt also led the growth efforts for Smashburger, where he played a vital role in building the chain from <100 units in 2011 to over 350 units by 2016 in 36 states and eight countries.  Prior to these roles, he was a Consultant with Bain & Company focused on growth strategy across a variety of industries.  Matt earned his B.A. in Chemistry from Bowdoin College, his M.A. in Analytical Chemistry from The University of Texas at Austin, and his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.  Matt lives in Sedalia, CO with his wife Eri and two teenage daughters, Mari and Misa.  When not growing brands, you can find Matt training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or enjoying Colorado’s famous hiking and biking trails.