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Recipe for Success with Guest Matthew Caldwell, Florida Panthers

Recipe for Success with Guest Matthew Caldwell, Florida Panthers

Update: 2020-04-24


With the changing work environment, Junior Achievement of South Florida's Recipe for Success podcast show has evolved to a virtual, interactive interview session with President and CEO Laurie Sallarulo and various guests. Learn more about these top professionals' main ingredient in their recipe of professional and personal success.

Let's get cooking! This week's episode welcomes Matthew Caldwell, President & CEO of the Florida Panthers. Caldwell joined the Panthers in 2014 as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining the Panthers, Caldwell worked as a Vice President at Goldman Sachs in their Investment Management Division where he helped families and institutions invest their capital. Before transitioning into the finance industry, Caldwell served five years in the U.S. Army as a military officer, where he conducted combat operations in Iraq, peacekeeping operations in Kosovo, and spent time in Germany training soldiers as they prepared to deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan. During the course of his Army career, Matt was awarded a Bronze Star Medal, an Iraq Campaign Medal and a NATO Kosovo Military Medal.

Caldwell currently sits on the Orange Bowl Committee, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance CEO Council, and the Broward Workshop Executive Committee. Caldwell received his JD from Northwestern University School of Law, his MBA from Northwestern Kellogg School of Management, and his Bachelor of Science from West Point.

About the Florida Panthers

The Florida Panthers entered the National Hockey League in 1993, becoming one of the most successful first-year expansion teams in history. By just their third season, the Panthers reached the 1996 Stanley Cup Final in memorable fashion during their ‘Year of the Rat’ run as fans in South Florida littered the ice with rubber rats in celebration of goals and wins. In 1998, the Panthers moved from Miami Arena to their current home in Sunrise, Fla., BB&T Center, where the club has won two division titles (2011-12 & 2015-16), hosted the NHL Draft twice (2001 & 2015) and the NHL All-Star Game in 2003. Led by owner Vincent J. Viola since Sept. 27, 2013, the organization has placed an emphasis on building a winning culture in South Florida and becoming stewards of its community. Under President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon and Head Coach Joel Quenneville, the Panthers have grown into a fast, dynamic and exciting team boasting talented young All-Stars Aleksander Barkov, Aaron Ekblad and Vincent Trocheck, one of the league’s top goaltenders Sergei Bobrovsky, proven goal scorers Evgenii Dadonov and Mike Hoffman and an up-and-coming group of prospects set to make the club contenders for years to come.

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Recipe for Success with Guest Matthew Caldwell, Florida Panthers

Recipe for Success with Guest Matthew Caldwell, Florida Panthers

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