Staff Spotlight: Matt Millikin
By Jordan Klotzle
Verdical Group’s Staff Spotlight series highlights the incredible contributions that each of our team members make through their expertise. The series is also a great way to delve into what our team members do on a day-to-day basis to mitigate the climate crisis.
Meet Matt Millikin, Verdical Group’s Senior Operations Manager! Matt started with VG as a part-time contractor in 2019 and joined the team full-time in 2020.
As the head of our Operations team, Matt’s daily tasks often vary depending on the needs of the rest of the VG staff.
“A lot of my job is responding to questions from clients or staff about taxes, IT issues, HR topics, and things like that,” he explained. From week to week, he might hop around between reviewing contracts, preparing invoices, planning long-term financial strategies, and receiving monies.
Though he doesn’t work directly on our client’s building projects, Matt’s work in Operations directly contributes to Verdical Group’s mission to solve the climate crisis. He is responsible for maintaining important accounts and certifications, such as our B Corp certification and 1% for the Planet membership, both of which involve creating policies for our company that make it a force for good for people and the planet.
In addition to keeping Verdical Group engaged with these great organizations, the support that Matt’s role provides allows our Verdical Group team to do their best project work for our clients. With invoicing, contracts, and financial logistics left in Matt’s capable hands, our project team can focus wholly on Doing Good and Doing Well as they provide our wide range of sustainability services, from LEED consulting to sustainable event production and everything in between.
Matt’s favorite part of working for Verdical Group is knowing that he works for a company that is contributing to building a better planet.
“The older I’ve gotten, the more value I place in having a positive impact,” he shared. “Working here makes me feel good about the work I’m doing, allows me to sleep well at night, and contributes to a legacy that my nephews and nieces can be proud of.”
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