Joe has always had a passion for technology as well as a natural skill for entrepreneurship. He established 3 other companies before Info-Matrix Corporation: Stasis Engineering, CR Laboratories, and HiTech Engineering. These companies worked on some fascinating projects, including a 16 bit data storage chip so small that it fit inside of a key. HiTech Engineering participated in an episode of 60 Minutes, where it provided a device that was used to demonstrate how the government was testing individuals for certain paranormal traits. Joe then started Info-Matrix Corporation, building his company upon a strong foundation of leadership. He truly embraced the motto of “My employees don’t work for me; I work for them”: he initially made sacrifices for his employees, going for a whole year without a paycheck to pay his employees and investing every dime he had in his company. Sacrifices turned to profit every year, and the company doubled in size and success. Joe recognized that his business would continue to climb the ladder of success, and he gives all the credit to his employees.
The projects at Info-Matrix started out small, and Joe quickly brought on a small team of core employees; some of the first people included Paul Schaeffer, Jeff Fisher, Penny Fisher, Devarajan Gopal, Ken White, Jim Collins, and Jude Bastiampallai. Many folks from this initial team continued to work for Info-Matrix for years, including Penny Fisher, who has been with us for 24 out of our 25 years!