Matt Woodburn

Season 3, Episode 5,  Dec 06, 2019, 12:00 PM

Co-founder / Producer

Matt Woodburn is co-founder and CEO of ESP Presents, where he manages event production, technical and creative direction, as well as brand activation for the company and its new venue space, Exchange312. Matt is a serial entrepreneur, event producer, connector and (self-described) social concierge, whose personal interests directly reflect his professional endeavors.

Matt is dad to his daughters: ages 8 and 9.

In this episode, Matt talks about riding the waves of his father's entrepreneurial pursuits and how inspiring (and intimidating) it was to witness his parents' constant hustle. He explains how a childhood in sunny SoCal—full of thrash metal, BMX and skateboarding—exposed him to Hollywood's behind-the-scenes trades and eventually led to film school in Chicago. We talk about how he lucked out and launched a hip hop recording studio in his early 20s and went on to parlay those experiences and connections into countless ventures in film, music, video and special events. And we talk at length about what it means to create experiences and memories for his daughters—born just 14 months apart—and how his divorce and commitment to co-parenting, continues to reshape life, work and the example he and his ex-wife set for their girls.

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