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Mike Matte, Marathon CEO, Leadership Coach, Interim CEO
Mike Matte Marathon CEO

As soon as you see Mike Matte enter a room you will feel his energy, enthusiasm and his passion for life. In 1982 Mike was branded The Marathon CEO by his first boss at ADT and has been turning losers into winners time and time again. Today Mike Matte is a transformational leadership coach who is running companies on an interim basis and is passionate about sharing his turn-around secrets and leadership principles.

Mike has spent the last 25 years as a CEO, president or general manager of over 44 companies and business units. His ability to turn them around in less than two years has provided him with a remarkable record.

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Mike is committed to showing businesses and individuals how to achieve their full potential. He does this by helping audiences learn to focus on what’s important, increase their energy, sharpen their skills and improve their performance.

In Mike’s keynotes and in his workshops he generously shares the secrets of a Marathon CEO and gives audiences the information needed to turnaround their teams, their departments, their businesses, and their lives. 

Mike knows that for leaders there are only two choices. First, leaders must enthusiastically respond to the challenges that are constantly being presented in today’s complex business climate. Second, leaders must take on and own the leadership role and use every possible resource.

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Transformational Marathon Leadership

Picture yourself. It’s Sunday night and tomorrow is your first day as the new CEO of a company that is struggling to stay afloat. You have been brought in to turn a loser into a winner. What would you do? Where do you begin? Who do you trust? Well, that is the exact situation Mike has faced over 40 times in his life.

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Transformational Marathon Leadership


"Marathon CEO To Speak At Fourth Largest U.S. Marathon" - Katy Lifestyles and Homes Magazine

"Marathon CEO To Speak At Marine Corps Marathon" - 35th Marine Corps Marathon

"Marathon CEO Mike Matte named to USATF Foundation Board of Directors" - USATF

"When he’s not running marathons, Mike Matte is teaching leaders to run their businesses like them."
Houston Business Journal

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“Mike Matte is a fantastic speaker who inspired and energized my employees to grow our company and take it to the next level. He helped us to understand that by becoming “marathon fit,” we improve our own lives as well as the performance of our company. In this book, Mike shares lessons that will help you to run your best life.”
Phil Morabito, President & CEO
Pierpont Communications

“Mike was awesome – He was the most effective seminar leader I have heard in 21 years of attending workshops.”
Marty Cook
IFM Manufacturing

“Mike’s presentation on individual leadership was outstanding and inspired  our employees to take action…they gave him a standing ovation and internalized his passionate message.”
Ed Nollinger, VP
ADT Security Systems

Quotable Mike

“Employees don’t need a “Boss” they need a LEADER.” Mike Matte


“Most companies are over managed and under led.” Mike Matte

“If you believe you’re the smartest guy in the room you’re in trouble.” Mike Matte
“Just showing up at the marathon is half the battle.” Mike Matte
“The manager who leads with email doesn't understand communication.” Mike Matte
“Marathon CEO Leadership is about leadership for the long run – your lifetime.” Mike Matte
Quotable Mike
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