Meet the man behind the successful team at Continental Title Company, Matt McBride. Matt reminisces on his high school self, how he got his start in the title industry, and so much more.
How long have you been with Continental Title Company?
It will be 20 years at the end of 2020!
What is your current job title?
How did you get your start in the title industry?
A friend of mine asked me to join another title company in 1995 as a financial manager.
Describe yourself in three words.
Impatient. Caring. Dog-lover.
How would you have been described in high school?
Nerdy, but I had great hair!
What are your hobbies and interests outside of work?
Golf and working in my yard.
Name a memory you’re most proud of since you’ve been at CTC.
During the downturn of 2007 to 2009, we aggressively grew and opened more escrow offices.
What is your favorite summer activity in Kansas City?
Golfing and enjoying the weather. I hate winter!
What’s at the top of your bucket list?
My wife and I love to travel. We are talking about taking an Alaskan cruise or going to the south of France and Venice for our next big adventure.
What qualities make CTC stand out from other places you have worked?
We truly care about and are committed to our staff.
Describe your favorite part of your work day at CTC.
The variety—no two days are the same.
What is your favorite thing about your job?
We get to lead CTC how we want to—we don’t have to deal with red tape and corporate rigamarole.
What is your favorite place to go on vacation for some self-care?
Phoenix and the Gulf Coast side of Florida.
What is one of your pet peeves?
Contempt prior to investigation.
How do you keep yourself sharp as the leader of CTC?
We have an amazing management team that keeps me in line and on my toes.
How do you balance the fact that you hate Mizzou with the fact that most of your company is in Missouri and loves the Tigers?
MIZ-ZOU!!!! We do have some MU graduates and fans on staff, but they are all incredibly jealous of KU and secretly root for them—especially every March when their Tigers are sitting at home watching the NCAA tournament.