In this episode I interview a gentleman I've had the great priviledge of meeting and getting to know quite recently - Matt Stripplehoff. We met through our mutual friend Marc Macaluso after a MeetUp in which Matt was the guest speaker. Listen for the part where he tells about the band he was in!
Matt Strippelhoff, Partner and CEO at Red Hawk Technologies, is an artist, technologist, serial entrepreneur, husband and a proud father of two. He moved from a small town in central Kentucky to attend the Art Academy of Cincinnati, where he met his soul mate and graduated with a BFA in 1993.
After working as an illustrator and graphic designer for several years, he started his first business and ultimately merged with an Advertising Agency in Cincinnati. He exited that partnership several years later to co-found Red Hawk Technologies in 2008, a custom software development company producing revenue generating solutions for mid-market clientele.
During much of this time he was also co-writing, recording and performing original music with his band Grace in Gravity, which won a CAMMY Award and performed at Riverbend as the opening act for Lilith Fair in 1999. Matt has also served on the Board of Directors of the Cincinnati Chapter of the Entrepreneurs Organization, where he is still an active member today.