Matthew Gorske

Construction Management
Barton Malow Company
B.S. in Business Administration
Class of 2005
Alma Mater:
Madonna University

Independent Alum of the Day

Matt Gorske graduated from Pinconning High School in 2000. From 2000-2001, he attended Indiana University. Matt then returned home to Michigan to attend Orchard Lake St. Mary's College (which later merged with Madonna University). Matt graduated from Madonna University in 2005 with his bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing

While at Madonna, Matt excelled on the university's baseball team, playing on the team for four years. While at Pinconning High School, his varsity baseball team finished runner-up in the State of Michigan in 1999 (Class B).

Matt is currently a Project Manager at Barton Malow Company, where he has worked since 2008. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Melissa, their two girls Madelyn and Leighton, and ther golden doodle, Bentley. He also enjoys spending time playing golf and softball.

My motivation

I love being part of a team where everyone contributes, regardless of age or title.  Being able to help project teams with their day-to-day issues and offer them solutions is a great feeling. 

My latest accomplishments

I am managing a new team of cost engineers that are responsible for tracking and reporting the financial health of our construction projects throughout their life.  This team is also responsible for the formal training and support of our ERP software system throughout the company.

Next big goal

My next goal is to effectively manage this new team to increase company profitability and reduce risk. I also strive to provide clear financial reporting to our project teams and executives to aid in their decision-making on our construction projects.

Why is choosing your own path important?

I never thought I would end up in the construction industry, but it has offered me a lot of growth and opportunity. I have used my business degree in this industry much more than I ever thought possible.

When choosing your own path you begin to know and understand yourself during the process. Making your own decisions, following through with those decisions and dealing with adversity is all part of growing up.  You also understand how to work and communicate well with other people, which is somewhat of a dying art these days with social media.  

Favorite place on campus

The baseball field.

Share this profile

View Previous Honorees Nominate an Alum or Student