Co-Founder & Chief Cheerleader
A former 3-time SPAM Eating Champion and Webelos Scout, Matt enjoys scrapbooking and watching other people take long walks on the beach. Matt is a true Salt Water Taffy aficionado and connoisseur of fine Malt Liquor, preferably in 40oz bottles. When Matt isn’t aimlessly skipping down the aisles at Costco, he enjoys nestling up to a warm fire with a great book… on tape.
On top of that, Matt is a Founding Partner and brings over a decade of experience specializing in International and Domestic Hospitality Logistics Management. His responsibilities include Client Development and Solution Planning, as well as providing principle oversight and stewardship for all of his projects.
In an industry where everyday brings something new, Matt specializes in crisis management and planning for the future. He has a proven history of tearing down walls and solving puzzles by helping great ideas become reality. Matt has a talent for encouraging growth while developing valuable connections along the way.
Equally important in being knowledgeable is also acknowledging what you don’t know. Matt firmly believes in the power of communication and understands that although he may not always have the answers, he has developed a strong and expansive network of people who do. He believes in working hard to not only improve himself, but also improve and encourage everyone around him… all while knocking back his Hawaiian poi and shaved ice.
When not in the office, Matt enjoys all outdoor activities with his two boys and wife.
Co-Founder & Chief Ninjaneer
Despite his nomination to Middle School Student Council, Ed was runner-up due to an alleged ‘heads down-thumbs up’ voting miscount. Determined not to let that hold him back, Ed’s perseverance later paid off when he won the 8th Annual Compton YMCA Square-Dancing Championship at just 10 years young. Some called him a Dosey Doe prodigy; summoning the magical offspring spirit of Howdy Doody and Shakira, further proving… his hips don’t lie.
If that isn’t enough, Ed is a Founding Partner and proven leader in Program Development, Project Management, and overall Production Optimization. He has 15+ years experience in Business Development & Global Operational Management with a sharp discipline in QA/QC. Through his efforts, he has led large scale customer-centric improvements all while listening to Jodeci & Bel Biv Devoe serenade in the background. He believes Customer Service should always be in the forefront of ALL actions – if it doesn’t benefit the customer it should never be done!
Ed is regarded as high-energy, results driven, passionate, and very detail-orientated. He has a strong track record for building great customer relationships and is devoted to common-goal alignment and customer transparency. He is also responsible for EMCO’s day-to-day Project Governance, IT Support, Accounting & Financial Management. Above all, Ed has built his career in pursuit of continuous Customer trust and loyalty… and of course, mixing in a good Dosey Doe from time to time.
Outside of work, Ed enjoys coaching his boy’s baseball teams and is always on the look out for a new craft beer.
Project Management & Queen Bee
While being the only person in the Western Hemisphere that despises popcorn – yep, not even buttered, kettle or caramel corn – Tawni makes up for her obvious lack of taste-buds and poor culinary judgement by her fine taste in whiskeys and country music.
Overlooking the fact that she is also a Detroit Lions fan, Tawni parlays a very knowledgeable background in Supply Chain Operations with her incredible commitment to Customer Service. Some people help because they are asked to; Tawni helps because she cares to. This heartfelt approach has made fans of most every client she works with.
When not bossing Ed & Matt around, Tawni enjoys hiking, not eating popcorn, music festivals, not eating more popcorn, and most importantly, spending time with her precious son.