Matt is crazy about about creating enterprise value through people. Getting the structure right, putting in plans to grow revenue, lower costs and improve profitability by finding, servicing and retaining more customers.
Lured from burgers to bentos in 2019, Matt made the move north to Brisbane's Motto Motto after leaving his high profile CEO role at Melbourne burger chain, Huxtaburger. You can read the story on here: "Huxtaburger chief Matt Fickling resigns after taking business around Australia"
With responsibility for Motto Motto's brand & marketing, franchising and supply chain functions, he was appointed to assist the Managing Director with the brand's strategy and ambitious growth plans. The appointment was covered here: "Ex-Huxtaburger chief Matt Fickling is on a mission to shake up Australia’s ramen game"
Matt joined Huxtaburger in 2015 and during his tenure as CEO saw him spearhead a strategic plan, lead a re-brand of the burger business, develop a fit for purpose franchising framework, create a national supply chain, build an executive team and expand the brand into two new markets across Australia.
Within six months of joining Motto Motto, the group created an at home Japanese meal brand, KYOTO at home to boost revenue and meet a gap in the market amid the COVID-19 crisis. Matt's responsibilities were extended at Motto Motto Group to lead KYOTO's brand, digital and e-commerce functions as he became the group's Chief Commercial Officer. There is more on the KYOTO brand launch here: "Motto Motto launches Japanese meal kit brand"
Previously Matt has worked contractually with Australasia's leading and recently awarded 'best global franchise consultancy', DC Strategy.
Matt creates collaborative high performing teams. His executive leadership experience at Huxtaburger includes managing a Chief Operating Officer, Head of Brand & Marketing, Financial Controller, Head of Supply Chain, Administration & Systems Manager & team of almost 400 people
Matt has been involved as a franchisee in a family business and has pioneered both Huxtaburger's & Motto Motto's franchise journey that spurred their national growth. Matt transformed the business model to be franchise ready with franchise & legal documentation, operations manuals, franchise recruitment framework and commercial policies
Matt has created strategic plans that would see the creation of significant enterprise value.
Matt has restructured businesses, put in plans to grow revenue, lower costs and improve profitability by finding, servicing and retaining customers.
LEADERSHIP & CULTURE
RETAIL & HOSPITALITY
BRAND & MARKETING
Matt has built executive teams that perform with passion and purpose
Matt has led multi-million dollar businesses across multiple categories including cafe bakeries, fast food, premium casual restaurants and currency exchange
As CEO Matt transformed the Huxtaburger brand from a one dimensional 'meat focussed' and Americana message to what it is today.
Matt was pivotal in creating KYOTO at home and directly led all brand and marketing activity for Motto Motto.