The Nickel Ride, an innovative and eco-friendly transportation service that connects your community with local commerce, today announced the appointment of Matthew Scanio to the newly created role of Chief Sales Officer and Director of Business Community Relations. He will be responsible for The Nickel Ride’s national and global sales efforts as well as managing the business relationships with the communities The Nickel Ride serves. Matthew reports to the CEO and Founder, Judah Longgrear, as a member of the executive team.
Having proven his capabilities at several prominent organizations in Boston, MA and Fort Myers, FL, Matthew will now oversee the company’s sales and business community strategies to capitalize on new sales opportunities, drive revenue growth, and strengthen The Nickel Ride’s relationships within the business communities it partners with. He brings seven years of impressive sales leadership experience and a proven track record of building highly successful sales strategies that genuinely yield results.
Matthew was previously the Business Development Specialist at The Hackett Group, an intellectual property-based strategic consultancy and leading enterprise benchmarking and best practices digital transformation firm to global companies, where he was responsible for the entire North America region and focused on strategic areas such as, cultivating new accounts, overseeing national campaigns to increase revenue growth, and managing relationships with key company accounts to ensure long-term retention.
“Matthew’s remarkable sales background, a proven track record of revenue-generating success, and desire to meet and exceed aggressive growth goals will undeniably help The Nickel Ride expand its innovative rideshare services,” said Judah Longgrear, CEO, and Founder of The Nickel Ride. “He’s unlike any sales professional I’ve ever met and I strongly believe it’s due to his ability to humanize the approach to sales. Matthew has a special way of making sure every deal he closes benefits the customer tenfold and he seals every deal with a friendly smile that lets you know you’ve made the right investment. This gift along with his extensive sales skills makes Matthew a substantial addition to The Nickel Ride’s senior management team.”
Prior to The Hackett Group, Matthew held various national sales leadership roles at prominent companies, such as Gartner, Intuit, and Oracle. In his seven years in sales, he quickly gained the reputation of a professional that stands out from his peers most notably because of his dedication to providing nothing short of excellence when it comes to meeting the needs of his customers. His primary goal is never to just land the deal, but rather to land the person because he recognizes the value in building truly authentic relationships with his customer, so both parties benefit equally. Matthew’s desire to move away from the “big sales” and focus on serving the needs of smaller establishments makes him precisely the kind of team member The Nickel Ride needs for a company focused on growing local communities and businesses.
“I’ve been quite humbled and honored by the opportunity given to me by The Nickel Ride,” said Scanio.”The company’s business model, growth trajectory, and strong community engagement are what made me want to join the team. The Nickel Ride truly brings something of value to the communities it partners with and the products it sells has a direct ROI to local businesses that don’t always receive the attention they deserve. I’m truly excited to be aboard this “rocket ship” of a startup and at the center of shaping the company’s sales strategies. I look forward to actively engaging with the business communities to ensure their success as well as The Nickel Ride’s.”
About The Nickel Ride:
Launched in 2017, The Nickel Ride was founded by a team dedicated to developing an eco-friendly transportation service to support local communities while also supporting local businesses. The management team brings over 20 years of combined experience and success from the technology, marketing, advertising, and communication industries. In less than a year’s time, The Nickel Ride has become a leader in urban mobility. Today, The Nickel Ride is quickly becoming a must-have attraction in communities that recognize the benefit this innovative transportation service brings to its community members and visiting tourists. The Nickel Ride’s mission is to be the leading provider in offering free community-based ridesharing services throughout the nation. The Nickel Ride hopes to inspire people to refrain from using automobiles and other forms of carbon-emitting transportation to travel within their local communities. By leveraging The Nickel Ride, people can do their part to help reduce their carbon footprint, reduce traffic congestion in high-density downtown areas, and support local commerce.
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