Meet Our Employee of the Month: Matt Prater
Whether you purchased your car from us this year or 10 years ago, chances are you saw this face at some point in the dealership while you were here. Or there’s a good chance you spotted him on a golf course around town 🙂
Either way, this familiar face is Matt Prater, our September employee of the month! I caught up with Matt to ask him a quick-fire of questions, and here’s what I found out…
Q. How long have you worked in the automotive industry?
A. “I just started my 14th year.”
Q. What made you choose to work for Frank Leta?
A. “I had a friend that worked for the company and needed help for the summer in the service department and I haven’t left since!”
Q. Name one thing you can’t get through your workday without.
A. “Caffeine. I’m a morning person, but I still need a little pick me up!”
Q. What are the three most important things in life to you?
A. “My family is number one. I recently got married in June, so my wife and step son are the most important in my life. Secondly, I believe in being positive. Just ask my wife–no matter what the situation is, I always try to have a positive outlook. Lastly, having fun. Sounds cheesy, but life is too short to not enjoy it.”
Q. You’re on your lunch break and can eat at any restaurant in St. Louis–where would you go?
A. “That’s a tough one. I love I Fratellini. Their pasta is incredible.”
Q. What’s your favorite thing to hear from a customer?
A. “I love hearing ‘we weren’t planning on buying today.'”
Q. You have a free Saturday–what do you spend it doing?
A. “In the morning I would be playing golf. then either a date night with my wife or a family movie night.”
Q. Finish this sentence: “If I wasn’t working in the automotive industry, I would be doing ______________”.
A. “I think I would still be doing sales in one way or another.”
Q. What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?
A. “I was fortunate enough to play golf at The Old Course at St. Andrew’s in Scotland, the home of golf. That course has been around since 1552!”