Tribute to Matthew Ostanikby Former Representative Tom Latham
Posted on 2013-03-13
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Mr. LATHAM. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate and recognize
Matthew Ostanik for being named a 2013 Forty Under 40 honoree by the
award-winning central Iowa publication, Business Record.
Since 2000, Business Record has undertaken an exhaustive annual review to identify a standout group of young leaders in the Greater Des Moines area who are making an impact in their communities and their careers. Each year, forty up-and-coming community and business leaders under 40 years of age are selected for this prestigious distinction, which is based on a combined criteria of community involvement and success in their chosen career field. The 2013 class of Forty Under 40 honorees join an impressive roster of 560 business leaders and growing.
Matt Ostanik is the President of Submittal Exchange LLC, his own online construction communications software company he founded in 2003. Today, Matt has overseen Submittal Exchange grow to 40,000 users and 35 employees with an annual year-over-year revenue growth rate of 350 percent over five years. Architecture is one of Matt's passions, as he helps others grow professionally through his business and his roles on the board of directors for the American Institute of Architects' Iowa chapter and with the Iowa Architectural Foundation. In all facets of his life, Matt is an example of hard work and service that our state can be proud of.
Mr. Speaker, it is a profound honor to represent leaders like Matt in the United States Congress and it is with great pride that I recognize and applaud Mr. Ostanik for utilizing his talents to better both his community and the great state of Iowa. I invite my colleagues in the House to join me in congratulating Matt on receiving this esteemed designation, thanking those at Business Record for their great work, and wishing each member of the 2013 Forty Under 40 class continued success.