A prominent Kansas City entrepreneur with some serious startup chops is now serving as the new chair of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.
Matt Condon, CEO of Bardavon Health Innovations and ARC Physical Therapy, was unanimously voted to serve at the helm of the chamber’s board of directors as its chairman. Condon, 42, is the youngest chair in the history of the 130-year-old organization.
A successful entrepreneur and advocate of Kansas City’s startup community, Condon said the community still can improve its entrepreneurial efforts.
“There’s been tremendous growth,” Condon said in a release. “But, we still have a long way to go. We need to stay focused on promoting entrepreneurship – it’s part of the foundation of whether Kansas City will still be vibrant ten years from now.”
In 2003, Condon launched ARC Physical Therapy and a decade later sold a majority stake in the firm as part of a $36 million deal. After selling his stake in the firm, but remaining its CEO, Condon launched a new startup, Bardavon Health Innovations. Founded in 2013, the health analytics and tech firm employs more than 50 people.
In addition to regularly promoting and connecting with members of the Kansas City startup community, Condon has served as the leader of the chamber’s initiative to make Kansas City America’s most entrepreneurial city.
Condon’s one year term as Chamber Chair begins Nov. 1. He succeeds current chamber chair Karen Daniel, CFO of Black & Veatch.