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Matthew Baran

Family Business Consultant, Gravitas Impact™ Business Coach

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Family Business is my background and my passion. From truck driver to IT to COO, I have worked in just about every possible role inside a family business and have gained valuable insights into the inner workings of a family in business.

From 2003-2016 I worked for EXTOL International, my family’s business. My career progression began as a Documentation Specialist. From there I moved on to Support Engineer, Managed Services Technician, and Director of Managed Services. In 2012, I became the Chief Operating Officer where I managed the company’s Sales, Product Development, and Services departments.

I earned my B.S. in Business Administration, Finance, and Communication from Bryant College (now Bryant University) in 2003, and a Certificate of Achievement for Corporate Leadership from Dale Carnegie & Associates in 2008.

New Ringgold, Pennsylvania, is home base where my wife and I run our family farm, and our children play and learn valuable life lessons.

I enjoy participating in a number of community activities, including:

  • Board Member, Schuylkill County Municipal Authority
  • Board Member, Schuylkill Economic Development Corporation

Check out Matthew’s latest posts…

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The Speed of Change. Buckle up.

We have all heard the phrase “the only guarantees in life are Death and Taxes”. I would argue that “Change” should be added to that list.

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The 7 Most Devastating Words in Business

“We have always done it that way” This phrase seems harmless. Yet, these 7 words and the resistance...

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The 5Ds of Life: Cliff Notes & Challenge

Over the last few months, I have shared blogs about the 5Ds of Life – five life events that can derail your...

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