Matthew Trail

Occupation: VP, Professional Services, Bullhorn Inc.

First Car: ’84 Red Chevy Chevette 

Favorite Restaurant: Carpenter & Main, Norwich, VT

1.  What are three things most people don’t know about you?

a.) Went to college as a Chemistry major and left with a ComSci degree
b.)

Hated sports as a kid and now play and do as many as possible
c.) My brothers and I, my wife and my brother’s wife all went to the same college.

2.  What’s been your greatest adventure in life?

Marriage and kids, My son was in his fourth house by the time he was five and each place we lived had a lot of great memories. 

3.  What’s your best childhood memory?

Moving to New England and discovering skiing. 

4.  If you could have a conversation with a person of your choice, past, present or future, who would that person be and why?

My grandmothers, both died before I was born and I would of loved to meet them

5.  What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done in your life?

Probably getting through grad school with two kids (the second was born the day after first semester exams ended) and no income. 

6.  Tell us about your favorite hobby.

Downhill skiing and going for long bike rides on North Shore of MA. Can see an amazing blend of farms, rivers and ocean all in one ride.

7.  What are you currently reading?  What is your favorite book?

Currently: Just finished Malcom Gladwell’s “What the Dog Saw”.
Favorite: Anything by Michael Lewis or Gladwell.

8.  Do you  have a favorite app(s) you can’t live without?

Excel 

9.  Is there a particular place or thing you want to see?

Would love to do a bike ride through Italy.

10.  If you could give $10,000 to a charity, what would that charity be and why?

National MS Society – My mom and her sister have been battling MS for a long time.  

11.  If you weren’t on the professional services career track, what would you be doing?

Own a community gym. 

12.  What is the path that led you to Professional Services/Consulting?

Started in consulting out of college on the technology side and have always loved the combination of working with clients, service operations and technology. 

13.  What advice would you give to a recent graduate who just took a job in professional services?

Do your job incredibly well and good things will come. Ask questions and always strive to get outside your comfort zone.