Matthew Dent has spent the entirety of his dynamic career building, growing, and cultivating the largest privately held Pepsi Bottler in the nation—the Buffalo Rock Company. During his junior year at his alma mater, the University of Alabama, Matthew started as an intern at the bottling company. Through his thought leadership and his principals on the importance of hard work and innovation, Matthew turned that three-month internship into an impressive twenty-year career at Buffalo Rock. A career that found him being named as their Chief Operating Officer in 2011, a Top 40 under 40 by the Birmingham Business Journal, and as a finalist in Birmingham’s 2012 Top CEO Awards.
In addition to his twenty-plus-year commitment and loyalty to the company where he started, Matthew is widely involved with several organizations, both across the state and the nation. He continues to serve as a Board of Directors member for the American Beverage Association and for the Pepsi Cola Bottlers’ Association, where he also currently serves as their Vice Chair.
A native of Birmingham, Matthew received his B.A. in Marketing from the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce.