Sharon Olzerowicz President and CEO
Sharon Olzerowicz is President and CEO of Hired by Matrix, Inc. (HbM), a company she founded in 1986, that has grown to become a leader in the staffing industry, providing resources to an enviable list of Fortune 500 and mid-market companies.
Throughout her career, Sharon has focused her energies on making matches: putting the right people and companies together to ensure business success. This passion has propelled HbM to become a well-respected, high performing partner in the staffing industry.
Sharon maintains an active role in the professional community she represents. She’s a longstanding Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) member at large and a WPO Platinum Group member. Additionally, Sharon is an active member of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) Regional Partner Organizations: the Women Presidents’ Educational Organization (WPEO), the Greater Women’s Business Council (GWBC), and the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC). She belongs to various industry groups including TechServe Alliance and the New Jersey Staffing Alliance.
Sharon is a consistent contributor to The Committee of 200 Foundation Protégé Program and mentors other female entrepreneurs including two of the C200 Protégés. She is an active member of the WBENC Membership & Revenue Generation Committee, the WBENC Women’s Enterprise Forum, Forum Membership Sub-Committee, and a previous member WBENC’s National Board of Directors, and is proud to be honored as among WBENC’s Women of Distinction, Legacy of Leaders. In her tenure as a WBENC Ambassador, Sharon has recruited new corporate members, helped WBEs become certified, and encouraged those certified to become more active in the organization.
Over the years, Sharon has received numerous accolades and awards including the GWBC LACE (Ladies Achieving Continuous Excellence) Trailblazer Award. She’s been a finalist for the coveted Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award New Jersey region, and a winner of the New Jersey Monthly Magazine’s Leading Women Entrepreneurs & Business Owners Award. Most recently added to her long list of accomplishments, Sharon was honored as a WBENC WPEO Star and the recipient of SmartCEO magazine’s Brava! Award, “recognizing female CEOs who combine their irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for mentoring and giving back to the community.”
Sharon grew up in New York City and did a brief stint in the Lone Star State. A graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Plan II Liberal Arts Honors program with a concentration in mathematics. She is also an alumna of the TUCK Graduate Program and the Accenture Diverse Supplier Development Program. Sharon is married, has five children and two grandchildren. She resides in Northern New Jersey.
Bob Pappas Executive Director of Sales and Recruiting
Bob is a dynamic leader who is passionate about building business success by providing his team with the vision, knowledge, expertise and encouragement on how to confidently take their performance to the next level.
Bob has been a force in the staffing industry for over 20 years working in a variety of roles that have helped him truly understand the staffing world and create business strategies that address industry needs. His energy and excitement about what he does and persistence for always doing things better inspires his team and those who work with and around him.
Bob specializes in driving organizational profitability, building out professional staffing verticals, implementing cost effective recruiting models all while creating a client-centric culture among his team. He strives to build strong relationships with clients, forging meaningful partnerships that allow businesses to grow and prosper.
Michael Rand Director of Business Operations
Michael has been leading delivery teams in the IT staffing industry for over two decades. He has trained junior level recruiters, mentored senior level recruiters and fostered teams that were committed to helping each other succeed at the highest level.
He takes great pride in watching recruiters and account managers flourish and find immense success. Ultimately, Michael is an IT Recruiter specializing in the placement of individuals at all levels and disciplines and brings his vast knowledge to the table daily.
In his free time, Michael loves hanging out with his family at the beach in his hometown on Long Island and participating in all sports related activities especially watching his two children compete on their HS and JHS teams.
Jon McKeever Practice Director
Jon is our sales leader and client management resident expert who takes pride in growing and nurturing client relationships as well as leading our sales team with inspiration. His favorite thing about working at Hired by Matrix is his team.
When he’s not providing companies with strategic solutions to their staffing needs, he loves to spend time with his family and friends. If he could switch places with anyone for a day it would be with Quentin Tarantino.
John Dix Senior Account Manager
John is a pro at understanding our clients’ needs and providing them with superior support on a daily basis to ensure their success. His favorite things about working at Hired by Matrix are the people as well as the personalized services given to each and every client.
When he is not working side by side with our clients to ensure their needs are being met, he loves doing anything golf related. If he could switch places with anyone for the day it would be with a White House Press Secretary because of their access to top information and ability to think fast on their feet.
Evan Olzerowicz Client Delivery Lead
Evan is our energetic relationship manager who thrives on building and motivating a cohesive team of high-performing internal and external recruiters. His favorite thing about working at Hired by Matrix is the staff camaraderie and helping to make an impact on clients’ business trajectories and candidates’ careers.
When he’s not mapping out goal oriented recruiting strategies, he loves spending time with family and friends, playing golf and reading. If he could switch places with anyone for a day it would be with his dog.
Michele Loizzi Customer Support Specialist
Michele heads up our operations and marketing initiatives. She keeps operations running smoothly while providing superior customer service to our clients and creating cutting edge marketing strategies that keep Hired by Matrix ahead of the game. Her favorite thing about working at Hired by Matrix is being part of an innovative team that is always looking for new ways to improve.More