Matt White, Owner and CEO

Matt White

MBA, CDLP, SLM

Matt earned his Bachelor of Arts and Science Degree in Accounting and Political Science from the University of Arizona and obtained his MBA in E-Business from the University of Phoenix. In addition, Matt obtained his Certified Desert Landscape Professional (CDLP) designation through Desert Botanical Gardens and earned his Sustainable Landscape Management (SLM) certification through Arizona Landscape Contractors Association (ALCA).

In 1988, Matt joined Caretaker, Inc. as a Gardener. He left in 1993 to attend college at the University of Arizona and graduated in 1997. In 1998, he returned to Caretaker managing Caretaker HOA Management and Caretaker Landscape Management, engaging in a myriad of different positions, from sales, payroll, bookkeeping, administrative assistant, property management, VP, President and finally, CEO.

Achievements:

  • 2002 – Founding member of Arizona Association of Community Managers (AACM™)
  • 2005 – First Chairman of The Professional Standards Committee (PSC) of AACM™, which created the first Arizona specific certification for community association managers called the Certified Arizona Association Manager (CAAM™).
  • 2005 – Co-wrote and began teaching Ethics for Community Management and Basics of Association Management, two core courses related to the (CAAM™) Certification.
  • 2006 – President and Chairman of the Board of Directors for AACM™ and Past Chair of the AACM™ Legislative Committee (responsible for assisting State Legislators in creating viable community association legislation).
  • 2006 – Matt purchased 50% of Caretaker, Inc.
  • 2009 – Matt sold Caretaker HOA Management to focus solely on the landscape division, which is now known as Caretaker Landscape and Tree Management
  • 2010 – Founded Hotfoot Recruiter and HFR Technical, Partner
  • 2011 – Matt became the sole owner of Caretaker Landscape and Tree Management
  • 2014 – Founded Transcend Security Solutions, Partner
  • 2015 – Became CEO of Caretaker Landscape and Tree Management
  • 2015 – Spring Training Baseball Chairman – Scottsdale Charros

Fun Facts

1.  First Job:  “I was a gardener at Caretaker Landscape and Tree Management”

2.  Favorite Quote:  “Friends – You’re among them when you can think aloud.” and “Purpose before profits”

3.  Superhero Power: “Supersonic flying power with ability to carry passengers (think Superman I). My wife and I would go everywhere!”