Name: Matt Ellis
Role at Thrive: PPC Specialist
Location: Chicago, IL
When did you start at Thrive? January 2018
What are some of the things you love about being a Thriver?
Where do I even start?! There is a reason that everyone in the Thrive family wants to wear a Thrive t-shirt from day one! Our commitment & passion for our clients to succeed is something that I admire about our team and find rare. Thrive’s mantra is “relationships and results” and we uphold ourselves to that statement within our client relations but also internally and between our team members. I am thankful to be a part of a great company culture and most importantly be surrounded by great people. Blessed to be among all of these incredible Thrivers!
Do you enjoy cooking? What’s the best thing you’ve made?
I wouldn’t call myself a Gordon Ramsay per se, but I can make some pretty mean guacamole. I would like to expand my Mexican cooking endeavors in the future. With that being said, I also never want to live more than 10 miles away from a Chipotle…
If you could retire now and keep your salary, how would you spend your time?
Traveling the world with my love and creating new melodies.
What’s your favorite thing to do in Chicago?
Navy Pier, Ohio Street Beach and pretty much anything that has to do with the Chicago Music Exchange. One of the best guitar shops in the country!
We heard you’re in a band. What’s the best part of being in your band?
Singing songs of hope & the stories that have been heard along the way. Growing up playing music with your best friends and getting to share the stage with national acts that you once dreamed of only having the opportunity to meet has been humbling.
Have a listen!
What’s your favorite thing to eat that’s really not good for you?
Have you heard of panzarotti? Well if you haven’t, you need to try it. If you like thick dough and tons of wonderful melted fresh mozzarella cheese. It will soon become your favorite thing to eat as well.