It's a Great Story.

It all started back in 1983, when IT staffing was relatively young. We did something that too few staffing firms are known for today: we built long-term relationships. The thought was that you could build a better business if you went out of your way to do right by both your clients and your candidates. Sometimes that cost us. But it also meant that, after who-knows-how-many other firms have come and gone, we grew to be one of the largest, most respected firms of our kind in the nation. Our business evolved as the world changed around us. By adding consulting services, we became trusted advisors to our clients, guiding them on their journeys to greater agility. Here are some of our favorite milestones.

Photo of the MATRIX founding partners in the 1980's


MATRIX Resources, Inc. was founded in Atlanta in 1983 by Lambert Chandler, Frank Glenn, William Gower, Ron
McGinty, and John Scarbrough. As former tech professionals, they set out to match qualified workers with opportunities that would use their skills and advance their IT careers. Our footprint grew, and our staffing model evolved.

  • In 1986, we opened our second office in Dallas, TX.

  • In 1987, we began staffing contract jobs in addition to permanent placements.

Inc. 5000 and Dallas Business Journal logos


Our expansion continued to new tech markets in the 90s and we experienced rapid growth and success with national and local recognitions.

  • Offices opened in Phoenix, Raleigh, and Birmingham.

  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies 3 years in a row.

  • #1 firm in Atlanta Business Chronicle's Top 10 Contingency Executive Recruiters.

  • #3 on Dallas Business Journal's Largest Metroplex Contingency Recruitment Firms.

Atlanta Business Chronicle Best Places to Work


MATRIX revenue surpassed $200 million in the early 2000s. Though the dot-com bust created setbacks, we weathered the storm and came out stronger. We continued to expand our
geographic footprint and launched new solution offerings, all the while achieving national and local top employer accolades.

  • Offices opened in Charlotte, Houston, San Francisco, Chicago, and Fort Worth.

  • Launched Telecom Services and Agile Consulting Practice.

  • SHRM 50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For.

  • SI Review “Gold Standard” Customer Service Excellence.

  • Women in Technology (WIT) Best Employers in Georgia.

  • Atlanta Business Chronicle & Atlanta Magazine Best Places to Work.

SIA Best Staffing firms, ClearlyRated Best of Staffing Client and Talent, TAPFIN Elite partner, Zero Chaos logos


In 2013, MATRIX announced veteran sales leader, Gary Wood, as President of IT Services. Gary was later named to CEO in 2018. Over the last 10 years, Staffing Industry Analysts has consistently ranked MATRIX as a Top 25 U.S. IT Staffing & Services firm

  • Offices opened in Jacksonville, Minneapolis, and Des Moines.

  • Tapfin Elite Partner & ZeroChaos Proven Performer.

  • Inavero’s Best of Staffing Talent & Client winner (2016-2019).

  • Dallas Business Journal Best Places to Work.

ClearlyRated Best of Staffing Client and Talent


In response to client’s business continuity concerns from the COVID pandemic, MATRIX added end-to-end Remote
Workforce Services. Over the last decade, we’ve successfully transferred nearly all our functions and processes to the virtual world, without sacrificing quality, and are now sharing these learnings with our customers.

  • Established internal DEI committee and diversity initiatives for our clients and talent.

  • ClearlyRated Best of Staffing Talent & Client diamond winner 6 years in a row with world-class talent and client Net Promoter Scores in 2021.

  • Guidant Global Outstanding Performer Supplier.

  • Workforce Logiq Proven Performer (4 years in a row).

  • Dallas & Charlotte Business Journal Best Places to Work.

The adventure continues.