Recommendations from my clients, colleagues, and students follow:
– Pernell Marsh, former student at UCLA Extension
“I wanted to take a moment to let you know how much I have learned in this class. I came into it with quite a few years of marketing experience but knowing hardly anything about social media after being in an operations role for the past 8 years. Now I feel as if, with the help of the appropriate team members, I could plan and orchestrate a social media program on my own…I’m also grateful for the class in that it has opened doors for me during my job search. Being downsized and unemployed for the first time in 26 years is no fun, but the class kept me and my brain going. Without sounding too sappy, this course could not have come along at a better time – it literally kept me going on those days when headhunters and colleagues weren’t calling!” – A former student at UCLA Extension
“Mr. G is a superior instructor who leads his students with an authentic hunger for acquiring and sharing new knowledge. His course at UCSB is thought provoking, and interactive. Mr. G sets himself above the rest by launching students in new directions of thought and following through as a partner in their learning process. I will never hesitate to send Mr. G an email or Tweet – ‘cant say that about many professors.” – Amanda Kastelic, former student at UCSB Extension
“I personally hired Matthew to teach English and Business courses for the Bakersfield Center of DeVry University. During my tenure with the school he consistently received high ratings from students and was known for implementing suggested changes regarding curriculum, teaching style or administrative issues. He is of high integrity and willing to do what is needed to help students reach success. He prepares for his classes, engages students in the learning process and many seek him out as a mentor. His dedication to the learning process has also inspired other faculty members and he has been used to help train other faculty. I highly recommend Matthew! ” — Barry J. Bailey, MBA, Director at ITT Technical Institute and Principal of The Barry Bailey Group
“Matt did an excellent job for VitalCareers, showing a lot of initiative in what was a start-up operation. He was key to us in getting the project off the ground.” – Bill Seaton, CEO, EmplawyerNet
“I am a student at National University who just took the first on campus class. Mr. Gilbert was my instructor for Communications 103. Before the class, I was a very shy when it came to speaking in front of a class or audience. Through his teaching, techniques and activities in class, I learned to not fear public speaking and also how to prepare my self before speaking in front of the class. I want to recognize him for his great job as a teacher in this class. I learned a lot through him.” – A former student at National University
“In our time working together, Matthew quickly proved himself a bright and capable person with good marketing insight and thorough attention to detail.” – Mike Charlasch, former manager at Princess Cruises
“Matt [was] instrumental in the early branding work for my financial planning company. He helped clarify my vision into something workable. I would recommend him highly if you need marketing or branding work done.” – Rob Jupille, Owner, RTJ Financial Management, Inc.
“I was fortunate to work closely with Matthew and found him to be a strategic and creative collaborator with an innate understanding of how to appeal to our target audience. He is extremely proficient in handling the nuances of our various constituents, including patients and donors, and was always interested in advancing his own knowledge and skills. It was a pleasure to work with Matt” – Roya Alt, former manager at City of Hope
“Matthew was my UCLA instructor on Social Media Marketing and New Media. I knew I was in store for an amazing and epiphanous learning experience from the moment I perused his in-depth syllabus. Throughout his well-planned semester, I received personalized feedback, critique and input. I learned how to leverage social media for marketing purposes from an enthusiastic expert. There are innumerable charlatans claiming to be “Social Media Gurus and Experts”. Matthew “Mr. G” Gilbert, however, is the real deal. I would take any course of learning from him in the future.” – Shay Gross, Business Development/Marketing Manager and UCLA Extension Student.
“Matthew is a thorough and detail oriented marketing professional. I’ve interacted with him on various occasions and was always impressed with his professional demeanor and dedication to the company. He is a joy to work with and would be a great asset to any company.” – Valerie Turnbow, former co-worker at Princess Cruises
“Matt was instrumental in the early branding work for my financial planning company. He helped clarify my vision into something workable. I would recommend him highly if you need marketing or branding work done.” – Yuksel Ulgen, former student at UCSB Extension