Matt Jackson – Our Founder and CEO
Search Industry Veteran, Wall Street Journal subscriber since the age of 12.
Lots of kids look up to their dads. Only some seek to emulate them. From a very early age, Matt Jackson watched his hardworking father rise from humble roots through the ranks of the business world. His father’s work ethic and commitment to integrity would inspire Matt to establish Jackson & Associates in 2000.
Always passionate about how businesses and people work, Matt began to subscribe to the Wall Street Journal at age 12, receiving the publication in rural Arkansas via mail. By his 18th birthday, Matt joined a Texas-based construction search firm, routinely putting in 12-hour days while also attending college full time.
Matt would go on to start his own search and recruiting firm at age 20, while completing his degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Arkansas.
Matt credits his success to being a committed listener and having the great fortune of working with several of the nation’s leading organizations and executives. His greatest strength? Matt says: “I’ve always been naturally curious about people — to listen and learn how they think, why they make the choices they do, what their real goals are, what motivates them.”
Today Matt leads a team of professional executive recruiters from offices in Conway, Arkansas, where he also continues to manage high-level executive searches for clients, helping them to build great companies.
Meet our Recruiting Manager, Travis Justice
As Recruiting Manager for Jackson & Associates, Travis Justice leads a team of industry-specific recruiters specializing in the A/E/C Industry. He is involved with every aspect of construction, from general building and development to heavy industrial and infrastructure.
Travis’ primary responsibility is overseeing the search process from start to finish. Internally, this involves strategic planning regarding search parameters, sourcing and outreach, followed by the day to day management of project execution.
By collecting statistical information along the way, Travis can provide clients with an up to the minute accounting of a given search’s status. This information is invaluable as it gives companies a behind the scenes look at their competitors and insight concerning industry trends which can often reshape the search project in question.
For those seeking to make a change professionally, Travis is the final stop between candidates and hiring authorities. Once a potential candidate has been successfully recruited and qualified, he takes the reins, managing all candidate-client interaction until the process is complete. This includes everything from mediating interviews to assisting with onboarding.