ABOUT THIS EPISODE
Matt Higgins is a self-made man and his story is the perfect example of how hard work and tenacity pays off. He grew up in Queens, NY hawking flowers on street corners and working at McDonald’s to help put food on the table for his family. Coming from a single parent household, Matt dropped out of high school to fast-track his graduation by obtaining a GED and enrolling in college at age 16. Out of college, his career was a roller coaster ride that went from newspaper reporter to being the press secretary of New York City for Mayor Rudy Giuliani during 9/11. Followed by tenures in the NFL as a high level executive for both the Miami Dolphins and the NY Jets.
Today Matt is CEO and co-founder of RSE Ventures, a private investment firm that incubates and invests in businesses focused in sports/entertainment, media/marketing, food/lifestyle, and technology. You can catch Matt as a guest shark on ABC's Shark Tank!