EPIC Toledo Boss Talk with Matt Yarder



EPIC Toledo presents Boss Talk - conversations with leaders who exercise strength, passion and understanding for the greater good. Learn about their career path, the trials they have faced and how they have seen success through their professional lives. 

A small group of emerging leaders will get this EPIC opportunity to hear from leaders in our community in discussion based sessions. Each session will feature a different community leader. If you are interested in hearing from a specific leader, sign up!

Space is limited for these sessions and are exclusive to EPIC members

Join us for our next Boss Talk series with past EPIC Toledo chair and Executive Vice President of Yarder Manufacturing, Matt Yarder! 

The event will start at the construction site of Yarder Manufacturing's new Legacy Business Park. Matt will discuss the impact this site will have on the region and our community, the future plans for development, his journey within EPIC and his career within his family business. After the tour of the site, attendees will join Matt at Barr's Public House for networking and happy hour.  

Legacy Business Park - Riverfort Drive, Maumee Ohio 43537

Barr's Public House - 3355 Briarfield Blvd, Maumee Ohio 43537 


About Matt Yarder - Matt is a graduate of the Richard T Farmer School of Business at Miami University. As the Executive Vice President of the Yarder Manufacturing Company he is responsible for the strategic development and growth of his 5 generation family business. Since he has joined the family business in 2000 Matt has led his company to be the premier choice for sheet metal components for OEMs across the globe. He is dedicated to the company’s purpose of creating job growth and opportunities for hard working individuals and their families. As a founding member of EPIC TOLEDO, Matt understands the importance of career development and establishing a network for our young professionals in the Toledo area. He credits his early career success with the opportunities EPIC provided him through events like the EPIC Leadership Summit, Board Member Accelerator Program, and leadership responsibilities as the Advisory Council Chair in 2016. Since then, Matt has pursued a career of service leadership in our community by serving on the Toledo Chamber of Commerce Board since 2016, MetroParks Toledo Foundation Board since 2019, The Center to Advance Manufacturing Business Advosry Board (2024) among many others. He and his wife Katie Yarder are high school sweethearts and proud to raise their 2 children, Amelia (13) and Pierson (11), in our community.