Category : Meet the Team
What does it take to create the world’s most powerful, innovative, and versatile software engineering company? Hard work, dedication, blood, sweat, and tears. The 4 Syndicate’s founders have been working tirelessly for years to achieve this. Gary Mathis and Keaton Johnson sum up these words almost effortlessly, devoting precious time and resources to bring you the best the world has to offer. The 4 Syndicate is a software engineering company located in Dallas, TX. The founders, (Keaton Johnson and Gary Mathis), are the creative minds behind the powerful applications they create. It is with these two that we learn what it really means to start at the bottom.
“We grew up in a small town, with little opportunity.” Says Keaton about the history of him and Gary. Keaton is referring to where The 4 Syndicate truly originated. Gary and Keaton were nothing but your average children. The difference? They decided they wanted to pave the way for their futures.
“We were fascinated by computers.” Says Gary. “How they worked. The hardware and software behind it all. We essentially partnered before there was anything to partner to.”
This dynamic duo spent years honing in on their skills. Trial and error, failure after failure, these two learned and grew together. Growing up in Southern, less than middle class homes, with little opportunity on their table the team set forth on a path that differed from their peers. This is what created The 4 Syndicate.
“We wanted more for everybody.” Keaton says, “We saw everything in use, and then saw what was needed. We started out learning how to do this, and then ended up wanting to fix the problems.”
“Bottom line we wanted to give the world what it deserves.” Says Gary. “Versatile software, that’s easy to use, is powerful, and can update society.”
The team grew up and went separate paths of college and military. It was until 2013 that the pair came back together and began implementing their plans for the future of software. Then, they began their move into the Dallas market. This is where they met Jeff Cline, an entrepreneur by trade. Jeff had 20+ years of business experience, and was geared to create another successful company.
“These guys had ideas, and I had ideas.” Says Jeff. “They were on top of their game when I met them, so I couldn’t resist helping them with their vision. These two are extraordinary.”
The 4 Syndicate offers low cost, powerful, effective, and versatile software. The 4 Syndicate stands to truly take the market by a storm if it continues this path. These partners are the dream team of software engineering, and are truly prepared to help create a better future.