Jennifer is the Digital Content Specialist for MATRIX. Her mission is to understand what information our various communities want and need from MATRIX, and to deliver it in ways that are enlightening, engaging and in sync with who we are as a company. She loves pop culture, Oklahoma football, and the great state of Texas.
MATRIX Employee Spotlight: Holly Carman
Our spotlight blog series aims to highlight MATRIX employees and consultants, and who they are outside of work. Today we get to know Holly Carman, our Jacksonville branch leader who has worked in many roles at MATRIX over the years.
Tell me about yourself.
I was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. I haven’t ventured out too far since graduating from Clay High and attending the University of North Florida (UNF). My father owns a swimming pool company, so I grew up with an entrepreneurial mindset and strong work ethic at an early age. I recently married a wonderful man, Ryan, and we have a Boxer puppy named Emmitt. I also have four cutie pie nephews whom I adore!
What are you passionate about outside work?
Outside of work you will find me out on Black Creek, playing golf, or dancing – West Coast Swing or 2-Step. I enjoy being outside soaking up the sun and relaxing when I can. I have been dancing competitively for five years and it has been amazing to travel all over the country to compete and meet new friends.
What are you excited for in your new role?
MATRIX is growing and I couldn’t be more excited to expand a great company into my hometown. I’m looking forward to strengthening current partnerships, building new business relationships, and helping great tech professionals advance in their careers. My goal is to grow my network all throughout Florida. Let’s connect!
Over seven years ago, my best friend was working at MATRIX in Atlanta and recommended that I look into their Phoenix office. I was working at the PGA TOUR / TPC Scottsdale at the time and wasn’t looking for new opportunities. I doubt anyone grows up thinking “I want to go into IT staffing” – I think it’s something most people fall into. But as soon as I met the guys in the Phoenix office, I knew it was the right fit for me and my career.
MATRIX really is all about taking care of people and doing the right thing. So far in my time here, I’ve worked in four different roles on the recruiting and sales side, and have had the opportunity to work with almost every MATRIX branch in one way or another. Each time I meet another colleague I fall in love with MATRIX a little more. So I guess the better question is, “Why Not?”
What’s the most rewarding part of your career?
Meeting new people and building great working relationships! I pride myself on helping people and companies grow. After bad times in the economy, where so many people were laid off, it’s awesome to help people get back to work and get companies back on track.