Welcome – My name is Matthew Barksdale and I am an entrepreneur, husband, father and elated that you have visited this site. I am a Kansas City native focused on leveraging technology to help grow companies. Since growing a family manufacturing business from $4 million to $14 million in revenue, I have focused my professional career on the Internet and mobile solutions for businesses. During the last 10 years I have had the opportunity to work in industries ranging from publishing to woodworking to PR and have developed over a hundred digital products utilizing dozens of business models.
I am president of Engage Mobile Solutions. We approach the world of mobile different than a typical app developer. From our first conversation with clients we are focused on delivering results that will improve your business – by increasing revenue, decreasing cost or managing risk.
I am also the co-founder of Vs. Football, Vs. Football is a free iPhone and Android football strategy game. The game is essentially words with friends meets football – you call an offensive play, your opponent (could play against your buddy or a random opponent from around the world) calls a defensive play and our decisions engine developed by high school and college coaches determines the most likely outcome. Wouldn’t your rather play football with friends instead of words with friends?
I live in the Liberty, MO area with my wife, three children and three dogs, hold a BS from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Rockhurst University.
5 Crazy Fun Facts About Me:
1 – I can complete a Rubik’s Cube in less than a minute.
2 – As a youth I traveled the Midwest playing racquetball and was sponsored by Ektelon.
3 – I am an award winning documentary movie director and producer (IMDB Profile) and I am separated from Kevin Bacon by 3 degrees – my Bacon Number is 3 – I directed and produced the movie “Daytona Dream” that was narrated by Jason Priestley Jason Priestley and Lindsay Crouse appeared in Cherish. Lindsay Crouse and Kevin Bacon appeared in Lemon Sky.
4 – I spent almost 10 years at Vance Publishing and was responsible for acquisitions, digital strategy and product development. I had the opportunity to acquire several companies and started dozens of new products across 6 different industries.
5 – I traveled the world with Ferrari and American Le Mans broadcasting races on SPEED and Discovery as well as making videos and doing marketing for racing legends such as Bobby Rahal and Mario Andretti.