Matt Gentes - Winnipeg & Area, Manitoba

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Matt Gentes is currently living in Winnipeg & Area, Manitoba, working as a President in "Pita Pit" and is interested in HospitalityTravel.
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Highlights of Qualifications

o Innovator and problem solver
o Work quality exceeds standards and expectations
o Energetic, optimistic


President and Major Shareholder 2002 - 2010
Four Pillars Capital Corporation
. Prepared business plans and financial forecasts to assess the
viability and profitability of potential Pita Pit Locations. Pita Pit
is a franchise in the quick service restaurant industry..
. Successfully raised $1.4 million in loans, grants and seed money.
. Achieved sales of over $3.5 million per year.
. Overseeing and negotiating with contractors to ensure they were
staying within our budget and meeting the strict guidelines of the
. Working with immigration and corporate lawyers to establish a United
States subsidiary and obtain US work Visas.
. Responsible for two Directors, one General Manager, and seven Store
. Developed and implemented inventory and food cost control systems
. Developed innovative low cost marketing campaigns including an email
marketing campaign
. Developed and maintained financial and accounting systems.
. Developed training systems for new staff and managers.

Business Consultant 2006 - Present
Stewart Chartered Accountants 2009 to present
Matthew T. Gentes Consulting 2006 to 2009
. Assisted clients in preparing business plans, preparing financial
forecast, and analyzing financial statements to assess business
opportunities and obtain financing.
. Assisted clients in developing bookkeeping systems
. Assisted clients in developing marketing campaigns.
. Business Coaching

Tax Consultant 2006 - 2007
Farm Business Consultants
. Prepared Personal and Business tax filings for clients
. Sold yearly memberships to clients
. Provided advice on tax strategies

Student 2000 - 2002
Manitoba Hydro
. Designed Access databases to facilitate internal reporting,
vendor selection, and visa Auditing.
. Developed system to populate new vendor sourcing database
that would contain all the products vendors carried to
maximize the number of potential tenders.
. Specific duties included system design, training,
delegating tasks to appropriate departments, cross-
department meetings, paper visa audits, and software
. Developed equal opportunity program to give northern
aboriginals preference in vendor sourcing, including
website development

City of Winnipeg 1993 - 2000

Program Coordinator (1999 - 2000)
. Supervised Learn to Skate and Dance Programs.
. Performed administrative duties such as payroll, ordering,
float balancing, and record keeping. Designed a record-
keeping database on Quattro Pro.

Meter Reader (1997)
. Entered peoples homes and precisely recorded all needed information
into a hand held computer. Presented myself in a manner that allowed
customers to feel comfortable letting me into their homes.

Youth Leader (1996 - 2001)
. Supervised youth at various drop-in centers. Planned programs and
filed reports as part of my responsibilities. Acted as a role model
and life coach for inner-city youth.
Wading Pool Attendant (1996 - 1997)
. Ensured safety of all patrons, planned activities, and conducted tests
on chlorine levels every hour.

Arena Supervisor (1993 - 1997)
. Helped develop a market for empty arenas in the spring and summer.
Open and closed arena, performed maintenance duties, and assisted
public. Developed and maintained league schedule for roller hockey
Manitoba. Resolved disputes and assessed suspensions.


1999-2003 University of Manitoba
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Program
Major - Accounting Minor - Small Business

1998-1999 University of Winnipeg
Completed 30 credit hours

Computer Systems/Software Experience
Knowledge in the implementation and use of:
MS Office Suite - Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, and Access
Quattro Pro
QuickBooks, Simply Accounting
SQL, Java, and HTML

Extracurricular Activities

2006 Speaker at Rotary Club Career Day
2003- 2005 Member of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce

2001-2002 Corporate Relations Director for the Asper School of Business
Accounting Association.

2001-2002 Member of Management Information Systems Association.

2000-2002 Member of University of Manitoba Investment Club.

2000-2001 Shinerama Director for Commerce Students Association.

1999-2000 Active member First Year Committee Faculty of Management.

1999 Ambassador to Team Regina for the Western Business Games.
2000 Delegate at the Rocky Mountain Business seminar.
1998-1999 Founder and President of Organized Sports Inc.

1997 Coordinated 1997 Manitoba Roller Hockey Championships

1993 Completed Conflict Mediation workshop.


Spending time with family, golfing, hockey, mountain biking, working-out,
computers, fishing, reading, politics, stocks, and traveling


2003 VIA Rail Manitoba Entrepreneurship Excellence Award 1st Place

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Matt Gentes
Name: Matt Gentes
Location: Winnipeg & Area,Manitoba,Canada
Job Title: President
Company: Pita Pit

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