Matthew Guzman founded Global Lumpers Services with his father, Edgar, in June 2020, when he was just 19 years old. Currently a student at George Washington University, Matthew already has what most students only dream of—the experience of running his own company. Global Lumpers Services, located in East Windsor, New Jersey, provides cargo transfer services, unloading cargo into warehouses and then reloading it onto transfer trucks that take the goods to major retailers such as Target and Walmart. Within six months of its launch, Global Lumpers was already handling a daily average of some 6,000 units of imported cargo across their 10 warehouses. As the young leader of this fast-growing company, Matthew brings a breadth of knowledge that belies his age. With a background in finance and accounting and skills with business intelligence tools such as Tableau, he has ensured the consistent profitability of the business since it opened its doors. But it’s not profits that guide Global Lumpers—it’s people. “By aligning our priorities of safety, quality, and efficiency, we have not only kept those who look for our services satisfied, but set precedents in employee satisfaction across our company,” Matthew says.
Matthew learned about the warehouse market through his father, a 20-year veteran in the field. As a rising star in finance—with a coveted internship with JP Morgan with a focus on investment banking—Matthew manages the Global Lumpers expenditures and employs Tableau to keep abreast of the company’s progress and to adjust staff size and expenses accordingly. “My passion for banking has opened up many windows for me in regard to understanding what it takes to valuing companies we want to work with and how much we should expect our price ranges to go for,” he says.
But it’s not just the money and the numbers that drive Matthew. For him, it’s more personal. “What drives me is seeing how hard my parents have worked their whole lives. Their work ethics are incomparable. Whether I’m working at JPM or my company, I know I have to put in 110%, because that extra 10% is going to differentiate me and us from the competition.” He’s also inspired by his employees. “Seeing their faces at our main warehouses and having them content, that’s my motivation. Seeing them excited to come in every day tells me I’m doing a good job.”
Co-founder/Manager — Global Lumpers Services