Matthew Davis, MBA, CPCU, AAI
Matt was born and raised in Turlock, CA where he enjoys still calling it home with his wife (Leigh) and their five children (Eric, Ellie, Emma, Clark & Kate).
Matt obtained his Property and Casualty insurance license and began his insurance career with GDI while still in high school. Later obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a concentration in Strategy and Entrepreneurship from California State University Stanislaus and his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with a focus in Corporate Finance and Entrepreneurial Strategy from University of Pacific. While pursuing his MBA, Matt left GDI to work as an MBA Intern for Kaiser Permanente where he was tasked with evaluating and improving the operational efficiencies of underperforming departments. His experience with Kaiser allowed Matt the ability to replicate his experience in identifying operation deficiencies, developing improvement plans with obtainable goals to correct the deficiencies, and to implement plans in a manner to deliver measurable operational improvements. Following completion of his graduate studies, Matt accepted a position with E. & J. Gallo Winery as a Financial Analyst in their Domestic Sales Finance Organization where he was responsible for aggregating and maintaining annual sales plans, implementing a new financial reporting system, and routinely reporting and evaluating sales field performance.
Matt possesses both his Property & Casualty and Life & Health insurance licenses. He has also completed extensive insurance and risk management training including multiple sales and risk management courses from the Hartford School of Insurance and has obtained his Charter Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI) designations.
Matt rejoined GDI in 2010 where his responsibilities include client consulting, risk management and engineering, sales, and managing GDI’s day-to-day operations. In December of 2015 Matt became the President and sole owner of GDI.
Moving forward Matt’s vision and focus for GDI is to enhance the organization’s service offering to provide an integrated and comprehensive platform for its clients to manage not only their risk and insurance needs, but also provide a springboard for improving the efficiency (both operational and financial) of their own operations. Matt’s often heard saying, “GDI may not be Disney, but we will do our absolute best to give as close to a ‘Disney’ experience to our clients and community as we possibly can.”
In his spare time Matt enjoys travel, outdoor activities, running, playing sports and is an active member in multiple community service organizations including Turlock Chamber of Commerce, Turlock Sunrise Rotary Club and Business Networking International’s Turlock Business Builders Club. On weekends however, you’ll most likely find he and Leigh at the local sports fields cheering on their kids in all manner of sports (Softball, Soccer, etc.).