Imagine starting your first job. You’re the proud recipient of a Business Economics degree from UT Austin. You start working for a small insurance firm, and the company goes bankrupt 4-months into your new career. Not many would call it their lucky break, but for Matt Woolsey it actually was.
Today, Matt Woolsey is the General Manager of Park Place Lexus Grapevine. Eighteen-years ago he shifted gears and fate set him on a new career path with Park Place.
Matt started working in Pre-Owned Sales at Park Place Motorcars Mid-Cities (currently Park Place Motorcars Grapevine), then transitioned to New Car Sales and hasn’t looked back since. He loved the fast pace of the car business. “I enjoy the camaraderie of the teams having fun and working together to take care of clients and exceed monthly goals.”
After two-years of exceeding numerous monthly goals, Matt moved into sales management and eventually F&I before being named General Manager of Park Place Motorcars Mid-Cities (currently Park Place Motorcars Grapevine).
Matt eventually moved to Park Place Lexus. After a few years of being General Sales Manager, he was named General Manager at Park Place Lexus Grapevine, the first automotive dealer to win the prestigious Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award.
And the awards have not stopped coming. Park Place Lexus Grapevine just won the 2015 Elite of Lexus award for the 16th year in a row. [Elite of Lexus is awarded to Dealers who excel at sales, service and overall owner support. Winners are selected based on customer feedback from surveys rating owner satisfaction, sales and service as extremely exceptional, as well as the dealership exceeding rigorous Lexus operational and certification standards.]
Matt brings an inspirational, competitive, and collaborative leadership to the team, and always stays engaged. It works for his team and the dealership as it provides open and honest communication. His one piece of advice for new members is “Invest in yourself. Commit to yourself and to your team. The grass is greener where you fertilize it. Your future is up to YOU!”
No stranger to the Grapevine and Southlake-Carroll community, Matt and his team are proud to give back. Growing up in Southlake, Matt attended Carroll High School. “I’m now the proud father of two Carroll Dragons. I’m excited to see not only how much growth has taken place here, but look forward to seeing where Southlake will be three or four decades from now.”
Park Place Lexus Grapevine is a proud supporter of the Southlake-Carroll Teacher of the Year awards. Each year, two Teachers of the Year from the district get to enjoy a Summer in a Lexus, as well as tickets to a Texas Rangers game and other fun gifts, all courtesy of Park Place Lexus Grapevine.
“Confucius says ‘Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.’ I can’t imagine another industry being any more fun than this,” says Matt. “Add that Park Place Dealerships truly cares about its clients and its members, and you have the support of a phenomenal company in a truly exciting industry, meeting some of the most interesting and successful clients in our market.”