Donald A. Mattran, CSM
* Master of Strategy
* Leader, Mentor, 24 / 7
* Competitive, Uncompromising
* Determined to Succeed
Don is an owner and Managing Partner of The Mattran Group, an international executive search firm. Opening in 1987 as Sales Consultants of Sarasota, Don and Rose Mattran have built the business to consistently ranking in the top 10% recruiting firms within the MRI organization. The Mattran Group focuses on highly specialized international searches in vertical manufacturing markets.
Don's early career was as a dean of fine and performing arts, building internationally recognized programs at the Hartt School of Music, followed by Syracuse University and The University of NJ at Montclair. His consultancies in the music industry provided the inspiration for entering the executive search business. Nearly thirty years later, he has completed hundreds of searches for some of the most innovative companies. Projects with key clients in the consumer/commercial products and industrial automation industries have him completing US-based and international searches on six continents.
Away from The Mattran Group, Don has a passion for anything that goes fast; mostly cars and boats. And at various times he has been a competitive runner, skier, and cyclist. Don also holds sailing and driving records. His current passion is his Porsche GT3, and serving as High Performance Driving instructor for Porsche Club of America (PCA). Don is actively serving on the PCA Suncoast Region board, and has been awarded the distinction of "Instructor of the Year, 2014" for his dedication and excellence in the Driver Education program.