As Mateo describes it, the "best" thing he had going for him at the age of 17 was being the captain of his swim team. Today, he owns and operates TacomaBeast - an explosively fast growing Toyota Tacoma aftermarket modification company that he managed built over the last few years. Mateo and his four person family emigrated from South America to the United States with only $6,000 and a dream to their name. With hard work and persistence, Mateo continues to dominate his niche market as the most innovative leading company. In this episode, we sit down with Mateo as he takes us down memory lane through the inception of his company, his family's refuge from Ecuador, the struggles he's encountered, traditional schooling, several life lessons, how he has managed to build a strong community with over 150,000 members around the world and much more!