What is your name?
Michael Christopher Mathews
Do you have any nicknames
My competitive softball buddies have been known to call me “Mashews” since I still have a propensity to hit lots of homeruns even though my collegiate baseball days are quite a bit behind me.
When is your birthday?
Hometown / Where have you lived?
I was born in Philadelphia, but have spent most of my life living in Tampa. I recently relocated to Ocala to be closer to my fiancé.
What do you do at NetSource Technologies, and how long have you worked there?
I’ve recently joined NetSource focusing on commercial and enterprise-level customer relationship development and online marketing solutions.
What piece of technology could you not live without?
My iPad. I’m an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan and no matter what I’m doing in the evenings or on the weekends, I generally have the Phillies game on in the background through the MLB.TV App.
What do you like to do on the weekends?
Family time, camping, fishing, working out, and playing softball. Oh, and quality PlayStation time. Definitely.
Do you have any hobbies?
I’m a singer, entertainer, and musical theatre actor. Since 2003, some of my best friends and I have taken our professional-level shows (either Broadway musicals or Las Vegas-style concerts) to major performing arts centers and other venues on tour throughout Florida.
What is your favorite musician or type of music?
Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, and the great crooners and entertainers. While I enjoy most genres, I’m definitely an old soul musically.
What is your favorite sport? Do you have a favorite team?
Baseball. Phillies. Definitely.
What are your favorite books / magazines?
“Awaken The Giant Within” (Tony Robbins), “Success Is Not An Accident” (Tommy Newberry), “The Charge” (Brendon Burchard)
Tell us about your family!
My fiancé, Jessica, is a professional jazz singer and musical theatre actress.
What tips would you give to a business that is just starting out with their first website?
Having the finest products or services is not enough. People don’t buy a product or a service. People buy WHAT THEY THINK THEY’RE GOING TO GET from a product or service. Therefore, you must put a potential customer “in state” and make them experience greatness from the moment they visit your site. You must captivate them from the onset or you’re going to lose them. And then, you must combine the user experience with a website that is engineered in a way that works for you and regularly generates measurable dollars for your organization.