Matt Shoup's Bio & Media Downloads

Matt Shoup is a Jesus follower, husband, father, an award-winning serial entrepreneur, author, keynote speaker, Spain aficionado, aspiring paella chef, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, and Spanish coffee addict.

Matt’s entrepreneurial journey began at the age of 10, when he started a lawn mowing business to earn $200 for a boombox. It was then that Matt discovered his passion and love of business.

Ten years later, while studying at Colorado State University, Matt was recruited by a college painting company, where he learned even more about sales, marketing, and business operations. Matt made lots of money in college and then spent three times what he made.

In March of 2005, Matt was recently married, six figures in debt and working at a job he hated as a loan officer. Matt was laid off from that job, and from there, quickly founded M & E Painting with the last $100 he had to his name. M & E Painting grew quickly, and has produced over $35 million dollars in revenue since 2005. Matt and M & E Painting have received dozens of local, state, national and international business awards. Click here to see which ones.

Matt has been featured in publications such as INC Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, BBC, Fox Small Business, Huffington Post, US News and World Report, and EO Overdrive. Matt has spoken to companies all over the world, in both English and Spanish, where he shares a refreshing and down to earth message for entrepreneurs, inspiring them to Pour Into People, and Share Their Painted Baby Stories, among other topics.

Matt wrote his first book Become an Award Winning Company in 2011, and his second book, Painted Baby in 2023. Matt has founded 6 successful companies and grown them all from the ground up. All of these companies are being run by extraordinary people! These companies are M & E Painting, M & E Roofing Solutions, RiRy: Makers of The Pirate Patch Drywall Repair Tool, Northern Colorado Jiu Jitsu, M & E Real Estate Ventures and

When Matt is not running his businesses, he enjoys spending lots of time with his family, traveling to Spain, teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, perfecting his Spanish paella cooking skills and enjoying endless cups of Spanish Coffee at Café Sevilla.

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