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Zakary Payne, PE

Chief Operating Officer

Zakary is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Matrix Design Group and a member of the Executive Leadership Team. He is a registered Professional Engineer in both Colorado and Texas, bringing over 20 years of experience in the design and construction sectors. In his role as COO, Zakary plays a pivotal leadership role in shaping Matrix’s future and enhancing our operational excellence as we continue to grow. Zakary joined Matrix in 2018 and previously served as Vice President and Co-Director of Government Consulting Services (GCS). His leadership was instrumental in successfully expanding the GCS group to become one of the largest and most successful in Matrix’s history. Prior to joining Matrix, Zakary served for 15 years in the U.S. Air Force, where he held various roles including public works, capital improvement planning and execution, asset management, and infrastructure investment planning.