Category Archives: Meet the Team

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The 4 Syndicate: The4

_MG_0509What 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.


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The 4 Syndicate: Gary and Keaton

_MG_0509The story of The 4 Syndicate goes back in time over 20 years. A small town, few opportunities, and a dynamic duo. Years ago in Silsbee, TX located 20 minutes east of Beaumont, there were very few opportunities. In reality, still to this day Silsbee’s market is primarily retail, woodwork, fabrication, and welding. The education is lacking, the opportunity within that system is low, and the educators pump out fresh batches of students that are focused on the generic job positions. It was within this beautiful small town with little opportunity in advancement that the founders of The 4 Syndicate were born.

Gary and Keaton have known each other from that town. Over years of living there, the team at the head of the world’s most powerful applications, spent years doing what normal kids do. Camping, hunting, fishing, etc… These 2 had each other’s backs for many years. Over time they began to think of their future. What would be in store for them? Although both had different ideas of a few goals, they both had the same overall goal. Create a business that will take the lead in a market. It was over time that the decision was made to create this business in the world of Information Technology. Gary and Keaton began honing their skills on what they needed to know in order to compete with the top companies. Over time, both began creating and designing powerful ideas and learning the science/art of software engineering. This was truly the start of a new world.

The pair separated briefly during Keaton’s time spent in the Army, and his work at the Sheriff’s Department. Gary went to college and began building the business with Keaton over the phone. Coming at the end of 2013, the dynamic duo once again paired and began their plans. Starting with building the Social Network BlabAway, designing a new framework, and looking for potential ventures. Marketing, accounting, and investing time and money became priorities. The team moved their location to Dallas, TX where they met Jeff Cline, a wealthy investor with 20+ years of experience in operating several companies. With the help of Jeff The 4 Syndicate was born. These 3 went to work to start pushing out applications such as Tipey, Incline.Media, and designing sites such as KandeeJohnson.com

These applications are on the web, google play, and the app store. The 4 Syndicate is coming into the market, and is coming in loud. With several businesses reaching out to them after only a few months with applications on the market, it’s no wonder The 4 Syndicate can say it is the best in software engineering.


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Meet The Team: Gary Mathis

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Gary Mathis

Gary Mathis is the President of The 4 Syndicate LLC. He is the mind that made it happen, the leader with a vision to create the best most versatile software company. He is the lead developer of The 4 Syndicate’s products, with State and National awards as well at 10+ years of software engineering under his belt. There’s nothing he hasn’t, or can’t build when it comes to software. His vision for the future is to see the world operating the way it should be.

“I want a small footprint in every market.” Says Gary. “I want to improve upon the technology we have. Which means advances in the medical field, military, government, improving the internet as a whole, and reimagining the customs of our society. Applications such as Tipey, for example, could change the way our society handles cashflow as a whole. Tipey also reimagines the custom of tipping, bringing something common we do and redesigning it with software to improve it’s functionality. BlabAway changes the way we connect with the world. Bringing the best social networking features into one site. We’re constantly changing the face of the most widely used applications, and providing ones you didn’t know you needed.”

Gary has set his goals, and he won’t allow any product on the market that isn’t up to his standards.

“I want the best of the best.” Says Gary, “I won’t accept pushing out anything that isn’t ready in my eyes. When our customers use our software, they should be 100% satisfied by the results.”

Watch out for The 4 Syndicate, coming into your market soon.

For more about Gary, visit gary-mathis.com


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Meet The Team: Keaton Johnson

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Keaton (right) Janise (left)

Keaton Johnson is The 4 Syndicate’s first partner. He is the Chief Operations Officer of the company, and works very closely with Gary Mathis (the President). Keaton and Gary are the original founders of The 4 Syndicate LLC, and are the main brains behind the world’s most advanced technology. Keaton focuses on running the backend of the company. Updating as needed, finding potential business opportunities, marketing, and software development. He joined the company in 2013, and has since moved location to location until finding The 4 Syndicate’s place in the Dallas market. He is a veteran of the United States Army, and a Sheriff’s Department Jailer. He is no stranger to dedication, and service to the people. Keaton has known and worked alonside Gary for over 15 years, creating a dynamic duo entering the market.

“We want to be innovative,” says Keaton, “We look at all the things out there. All these outdated softwares, all these problems, all these people stuck using what’s already there. So, we’re like let’s fix that. Let’s update the world. Let’s create the best at the lowest cost. Let’s give the world the software it deserves. There is no true market for us. We look around for different ideas. One day we’re creating a Merchant Service, the next we’re in the Social Network scene, and the next we’re dishing out Tipey.Tips. We have no true home. Information Technology, Software Design, label us whatever I suppose. We’re coming into every market before we’re through.”

Ambition, dedication, and drive sum up The 4 Syndicate’s team. A small fish in a big pond, The 4 Syndicate is geared to take the market by a storm this year.