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Marty Metro

Founder & CEO of UsedCardboardBoxes and UCBZeroWaste

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 Marty Metro Biography

Marty Metro has a unique, “if at first you don’t succeed” attitude… and a track record to prove it! He risked it all to be an innovator, and failed miserably. In 2002, he started a chain of eco-friendly retail stores to buy and sell USED moving boxes in Los Angeles. He had dreams of a national franchise, but his attempt was premature, undercapitalized and riddled with logistic flaws. After 3 long years without an income, Metro was forced to cease all operations, leaving him and his wife, not just an empty bank account, but $300,000 of personal debt.

Devastated but not discouraged, Metro took a “day job” as a technology consultant and spent nights and weekends, pursuing his dream. His relentless entrepreneurial drive lead him to revise business plan, raise capital and re-launch a scalable, tech-centric model to buy and sell millions of used boxes, just one year later. This time, he succeeded.

That plan grew to a national logistics firm now working with some of the largest companies in the country, and has been covered by most major news outlets. Entrepreneur Magazine featured Metro and in an article entitled:

“From Business Failure to Multimillion-Dollar 'Green' Niche“

Metro is an inspirational example of balancing financial returns with environmental responsibility. Rather than claim to know “how to succeed,” Metro embraces his mistakes and proudly shares them with audiences.

Today, Metro is a proud member of the Walmart Sustainable Value Networks (SVNs) for both Packaging and Waste, invite-only groups of Walmart suppliers, academics and government agencies exploring challenges and developing solutions that benefit business, local and global communities. Metro is a co-chair of the Los Angeles Venture Association’s “LAVA Green,” former head of the Technical Council for Reuse at the California Resource Recovery Association and Board Member of the Entrepreneurs Organization in Los Angeles.

Metro graduated Cum Laude from the University of Maryland and earned an MBA in Information Systems from the University of Arizona, before beginning his career as a supply chain consultant with Andersen Consulting. After over a decade of helping large companies increase profits by utilizing enterprise technology, Metro is a nationally-recognized eco-entrepreneur, working with some of the largest organizations in the country, to create value with reuse.

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Speaking Topics
  • Why "Green Businesses" Fail (but businesses that go green, THRIVE!)

    After failing at the first attempt, innovation and determination led the second attempt to become a multi-million dollar, green niche. Looking back, there are at least 10 things NOT to do.

  • Times are Changin’, Are you Getting’ Yours?

    People, businesses, organizations and the environment are in constant change. Change creates opportunity, but only if you look for it AND act on it!

  • Business is as Easy as 1, 2, 3. Yeah, RIGHT!

    Components of a successful startup are: Idea, Execution, Profit and Cash Flow. If you can’t generate cash, don’t waste your time on the first three!

  • Business Planning from Top to Bottom, Left to Right

    No business plan is ever “right”. However, a good format will help you see what you need to make, and when, so you know how wrong you are!

  • Teach a Man to Fish and he MIGHT save the whales.

    A successful green business must help itself, before it helps others. Green businesses shouldn’t focus too much on saving the whales until they can pay for their own boat!

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  • HOW TO BOOK Marty Metro?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Marty Metro for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Marty Metro, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Marty Metro or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Marty Metro?

    Booking fees for Marty Metro, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Marty Metro, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Marty Metro?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Marty Metro for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Marty Metro for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Marty Metro or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Marty Metro or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Marty Metro

Founder & CEO of UsedCardboardBoxes and UCBZeroWaste

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Marty Metro Biography

Marty Metro has a unique, “if at first you don’t succeed” attitude… and a track record to prove it! He risked it all to be an innovator, and failed miserably. In 2002, he started a chain of eco-friendly retail stores to buy and sell USED moving boxes in Los Angeles. He had dreams of a national franchise, but his attempt was premature, undercapitalized and riddled with logistic flaws. After 3 long years without an income, Metro was forced to cease all operations, leaving him and his wife, not just an empty bank account, but $300,000 of personal debt.

Devastated but not discouraged, Metro took a “day job” as a technology consultant and spent nights and weekends, pursuing his dream. His relentless entrepreneurial drive lead him to revise business plan, raise capital and re-launch a scalable, tech-centric model to buy and sell millions of used boxes, just one year later. This time, he succeeded.

That plan grew to a national logistics firm now working with some of the largest companies in the country, and has been covered by most major news outlets. Entrepreneur Magazine featured Metro and in an article entitled:

“From Business Failure to Multimillion-Dollar 'Green' Niche“

Metro is an inspirational example of balancing financial returns with environmental responsibility. Rather than claim to know “how to succeed,” Metro embraces his mistakes and proudly shares them with audiences.

Today, Metro is a proud member of the Walmart Sustainable Value Networks (SVNs) for both Packaging and Waste, invite-only groups of Walmart suppliers, academics and government agencies exploring challenges and developing solutions that benefit business, local and global communities. Metro is a co-chair of the Los Angeles Venture Association’s “LAVA Green,” former head of the Technical Council for Reuse at the California Resource Recovery Association and Board Member of the Entrepreneurs Organization in Los Angeles.

Metro graduated Cum Laude from the University of Maryland and earned an MBA in Information Systems from the University of Arizona, before beginning his career as a supply chain consultant with Andersen Consulting. After over a decade of helping large companies increase profits by utilizing enterprise technology, Metro is a nationally-recognized eco-entrepreneur, working with some of the largest organizations in the country, to create value with reuse.

Marty Metro Videos

  • SERC - Marty Metro Marty Metro, CEO of UsedCardboardBoxes.com ...
    Founder and CEO of UsedCardboardBoxes. com will be speaking at the Southeast Recycling Conference and ...

Marty Metro Speaking Topics

  • Why "Green Businesses" Fail (but businesses that go green, THRIVE!)

    After failing at the first attempt, innovation and determination led the second attempt to become a multi-million dollar, green niche. Looking back, there are at least 10 things NOT to do.

  • Times are Changin’, Are you Getting’ Yours?

    People, businesses, organizations and the environment are in constant change. Change creates opportunity, but only if you look for it AND act on it!

  • Business is as Easy as 1, 2, 3. Yeah, RIGHT!

    Components of a successful startup are: Idea, Execution, Profit and Cash Flow. If you can’t generate cash, don’t waste your time on the first three!

  • Business Planning from Top to Bottom, Left to Right

    No business plan is ever “right”. However, a good format will help you see what you need to make, and when, so you know how wrong you are!

  • Teach a Man to Fish and he MIGHT save the whales.

    A successful green business must help itself, before it helps others. Green businesses shouldn’t focus too much on saving the whales until they can pay for their own boat!

FAQs on booking Marty Metro

  • How to book Marty Metro?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Marty Metro for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Marty Metro, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Marty Metro or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Marty Metro?

    Booking fees for Marty Metro, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Marty Metro, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Marty Metro?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Marty Metro for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Marty Metro for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Marty Metro or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Marty Metro or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Marty Metro is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Why "Green Businesses" Fail (but businesses that go green, THRIVE!), Times are Changin’, Are you Getting’ Yours?, Business is as Easy as 1, 2, 3. Yeah, RIGHT!, Business Planning from Top to Bottom, Left to Right and Teach a Man to Fish and he MIGHT save the whales.. The estimated speaking fee range to book Marty Metro for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Marty Metro generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Claire A. Nelson Ph.D., Tensie Whelan, Dr. Sylvia Hood Washington, Dr. Kevin Freiberg and Dr. Jackie Freiberg. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Marty Metro for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Marty Metro Speaker Videos

  • SERC - Marty Metro Marty Metro, CEO of UsedCardboardBoxes.com ...
    Founder and CEO of UsedCardboardBoxes. com will be speaking at the Southeast Recycling Conference and ...

Marty Metro Speaking Topics

  • Why "Green Businesses" Fail (but businesses that go green, THRIVE!)

    After failing at the first attempt, innovation and determination led the second attempt to become a multi-million dollar, green niche. Looking back, there are at least 10 things NOT to do.

  • Times are Changin’, Are you Getting’ Yours?

    People, businesses, organizations and the environment are in constant change. Change creates opportunity, but only if you look for it AND act on it!

  • Business is as Easy as 1, 2, 3. Yeah, RIGHT!

    Components of a successful startup are: Idea, Execution, Profit and Cash Flow. If you can’t generate cash, don’t waste your time on the first three!

  • Business Planning from Top to Bottom, Left to Right

    No business plan is ever “right”. However, a good format will help you see what you need to make, and when, so you know how wrong you are!

  • Teach a Man to Fish and he MIGHT save the whales.

    A successful green business must help itself, before it helps others. Green businesses shouldn’t focus too much on saving the whales until they can pay for their own boat!

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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