March 24, 2015: Zac Catanzaro & Matt Werner, Modern Energy, Inc.
Matthew Werner, CEO
Matthew Werner is the CEO of Modern Energy, Inc. Werner is a Bobcat alumnus, graduating from Texas State University in 2008 with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance and Economics as well as completing the CFP curriculum requirements. During his university tenure, Werner was an active member of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, acting as President his senior year. That year, CEO drastically increased membership, member participation, reduced stale inventory, and started staple fundraisers for the organization - some of which are still around today (the famous Hot Dog Eating Competition, Golf Tournament, et cetera). Werner continues to evolve in his entrepreneurial lifestyle. Currently he is putting energy into e-commerce ventures as well managing a privately held olive orchard in Hallettsville, TX.
When not busy with his 9-5 job, Modern Energy, DirectWholesaleSolar.com or his olive orchard Werner enjoys being outdoors in the Central Texas weather. He currently resides in downtown Austin and has used the Lady Bird Lake jogging trail as his training ground for marathons.
Zac Catanzaro, President
Zac Catanzaro is the President of Modern Energy, Inc., a privately owned Texas based custom window treatment specialist. Formed in 2008, Modern Energy, Inc has thrived in the booming Austin landscape, creating and installing thousands of custom window coverings for a variety of high profile clients. From Mack Brown to Karl Rove and many others, Modern Energy continues to be extremely visible in downtown Austin with projects in prestigious buildings such as; The Austonian, The W Austin, The Four Seasons, Austin 360, The Springs, Barton Place, Brazos Place, and many more.
Catanzaro is a Bobcat alumnus, graduating from Texas State University in 2008 with a Bachelors of Business Administration focused on management and entrepreneurship. Catanzaro was an active member of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, acting as Vice President his senior year.
Catanzaro continues to evolve in his entrepreneurial lifestyle. Currently, he is putting energy into several new projects, from app development to fish farming. No matter how busy, he always saves time for his first love, music, actively performing around Austin in events such as SXSW, ACL, Formula 1, and is slotted to be one of the headliners at this year's Mr. Fest hosted by Texas State University.
Catanzaro currently resides in downtown East Austin, enjoying the opportunities of the growing city. Born in New Jersey, he has been in Texas long enough to call it home. He believes that the strong real estate market, tech industry, and young competition make Central Texas a great place for like-minded budding entrepreneurs.