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Matt Shore: President, Steven Douglas Associates

Matt Shore - 40 Under 40 AwardAge: 39.
Education: B.S. and master’s degree in accounting, University of Florida, 1994
Career track: Auditor, Price Waterhouse, 1994-1996; executive recruiter, Spherion, 1996-1998; branch director, Spherion, 1998-2000; regional managing director for South Florida, Spherion, 2000-2002; regional managing director for Florida, Spherion 2002-2006; Senior VP, then president, Steven Douglas Associates, 2006-present.
Hometown: Parkland.
Family: Wife Casey and children Brittany, 10, and Matthew, 9.
First job: Working for my dad’s printing company.
Turning point or the defining moment in my career: Leaving a Fortune company to join Steven Douglas Associates.
In 10 years, I see myself: As CEO of a much larger version of Steven Douglas Associates.
Yardstick of success: The quality of relationships you have with your family, friends, employees and clients.
Biggest mentor: My brother Howard.
Best advice received: Get what you want out of life by helping others get what they want out of life.
Lesson learned: Take pride in everything you do.
Fantasy job: Coach of the University of Florida Gators football team.
Guilty pleasure: Poker
Stress releiver: Saturday date night with my wife.
Favorite restaurant: Joe’s Stone Crab.
Favorite vacation spot: Anywhere with my family
Favorite book: Anything by James Patterson
In a movie, I’d be played by: Adam Sandler
I’d like to have lunch with: Warren Buffett
Favorite website: ESPN.com
Greatest business achievement: Being acknowledged by our employees as one of South Florida’s Best Places to Work.

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