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Zakary Payne Promoted to Chief Operating Officer

20 June 2024

Please join me in congratulating Zakary Payne, PE, on his appointment as Matrix’s new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Since joining Matrix in 2018, Zakary has consistently exhibited outstanding leadership, embracing our core values while fostering innovation and collaboration across our organization.

Prior to his current role, Zakary swiftly advanced within the Government Consulting Services (GCS) Center of Excellence, transitioning from Project Manager to Deputy Director, and most recently serving as Co-Director. His leadership was instrumental in successfully growing the group to one of the largest and most successful in the history of the Matrix. 

“We’re excited to welcome Zakary to the Executive Leadership Team; he’ll be a key leader in shaping Matrix’s future and enhancing our operational excellence as we grow," says Sal Nodjomian, PE, CEO, Matrix. "His promotion aligns with our goals of building on our tremendous culture and reinforcing our dedication to employee ownership.”

Zakary is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado and Texas, bringing over 20 years of experience in the design and construction sector. His career includes 15 years of service to the U.S. Air Force in a variety of roles to include public works, capital improvement planning and execution, asset management, and built infrastructure investment planning.