The visionary and former president of Matt Birk and Company, Paul Vitale passed away on May 19, 2023. He became one of America’s most sought-out speakers and trainers by using his unique combination of excitement, energy, and experience to encourage and motivate others. Paul leaves behind a legacy of enthusiasm and inspiration for all who knew him or heard Paul speak throughout his life.
Prior to serving as president of MB&C, Paul served for 22 years as CEO and founder of Vital Communications, Inc. He was a native of Arkansas and acquired his degree from the University of Central Arkansas. To know or meet Paul was a gift. He was a constant example of humility and generosity. Whether one encountered Paul on a delayed flight to New Orleans or heard him speaking to an audience of 10,000, he treated everyone he met with respect, honesty, sincerity, and authenticity. Each person Paul encountered felt as though they were the only person that mattered.
In true fashion, Paul left behind this message for his many friends, colleagues, and acquaintances:
“For over 25 years you have supported me and trusted in my message. Any success I achieved is due to each of you accompanying me on my journey. I am eternally grateful for your friendship and belief in me. Please remember always your impact on others and leave them better and happier than when you encountered them, because it’s not where you have been or what you’ve traveled through, it’s where you are going and how many lives you’ll touch along the way. Make Today Count. ~ Paul”