Thomas-Matthew Associates Celebrates Ranks Among Region's Top Computer Consultants in Philadelphia Business Journal

Unconventional Practices Serve as Key to Five-fold Increase in Revenue

Newtown, PA (December 19, 2006)...Thomas-Matthew Associates (TMA), a technical staffing solutions firm, today announced that it has been ranked number 18 in the Philadelphia Business Journal's list of top computer consultants, published November 13. The annual list ranks the top 25 metro-Philadelphia computer consulting companies by number of consultants on assignment.

TMA sales have increased five-fold since its first-year earnings of $500,000 in 2005 to $2,500,000 anticipated for 2006. Company president and founder, Karl Schneider, attributes this growth to following best-practice principles such as controlled growth, fiscal responsibility, and providing consistent, reliable service. But also by approaching the typically staid staffing business with an innovative managerial style and prospecting philosophy.

"We only hire senior-level people and empower each employee with complete decision-making authority. You have to have to hire the right people to be able to do this, but we're patient. We won't increase our staff unless I'm absolutely sure the person will be a good fit," Schneider explains. "Our clients like working with decision-makers and our employees like the autonomy."

Another telling sign of TMA's innovative approach is the company's ability to gain market share in industries not typically pursued by technical staffing companies. "We try to leverage the success we've had in our core target markets [technology and pharmaceutical] to expand into others," Schneider explains. "For example, we're finding a lot of success with non-profit organizations."

Being innovative is familiar grounds for Schneider, who risked the security of a steady paycheck for the uncertainty of business ownership in the hopes of gaining a better quality of life. Evidently, Schneider has found a winning formula. "Really, we just try to keep it simple," he adds. "We talk to our clients, find out what they need, find the best person for the job, follow-up, and then move on. We just keep that cycle going and the results speak for themselves."

About Thomas-Matthew Associates

Thomas-Matthew Associates is a full-service recruiting company with a decade of experience in the Information Technology and Pharmaceutical/Life Sciences space. The company's client base consists of start-up/growth businesses, middle market companies, non-profits, and Fortune 500 companies in the Philadelphia tri-state region. A full range of technical staffing solutions include contract, permanent, contract-to-hire and subcontract staffing as well as payroll services.