Our Management Team

In dealing with our network of recruiters, our employer clients appreciate that we actually come from an accounting and consulting background also. Our team has decades of experience in recruiting and staffing as well as tenures at major national brand names such as Price Waterhouse Coopers, Robert Half International and more.

Thomas Goar – CFP, RIA, Managing Partner

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Tom Goar is the founder and Managing Partner of Matrix Finance and Accounting, and brings nearly a decade of recruiting experience focused in the fields of finance and accounting.

Prior to founding Matrix, Tom spent over 6 years as the top regional producer at a large international recruiting firm. Tom started his professional career with Price Waterhouse Coopers (Tampa and Atlanta offices) where he worked in Accounting and Consulting. He also worked for the prestigious consulting firm Index based out of their Cambridge office.

Tom’s consulting experience was focused on Fortune 500 clients in the public utility industry. Additionally, Tom has experience as a Registered Investment Advisor, Financial Planner and Money Manager.

Tom attended both the University of Florida and Florida State University and graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting. Tom and his wife Emma have one son, Hunter. He is an avid Florida Gator fan and enjoys boating with his family.

Erik Johnson – Partner

Erik Johnson, Partner, brings 15+ years of experience in the management and recruitment of Finance & Accounting professionals in the Pacific Northwest. He collaborates with clients to recruit talent that aligns with their core business values. His vast experience helps client shape their search with detailed market information.  Erik strongly believes in developing lasting relationships with his candidates and is committed to providing opportunities that align with their long term career goals.  Erik hails from the Midwest and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Minnesota State University.  He enjoys being active in the great outdoors and cheering for his beloved Packers.

Emma Goar – MBA, Senior Account Manager

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Emma Goar, MBA, Senior Account Manager, is a seasoned recruiter in the fields of finance, accounting and technology with nearly a decade of experience in the Pacific Northwest. She started her career with a large international recruiting firm where she won awards for production and customer service.  Emma was also the Recruiting Manager for a well-respected, Seattle based management consulting firm. In that role, she built and managed the recruiting department.  Emma graduated with High Honors and received her MBA in Finance from California Lutheran University.  She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Irvine.  Emma grew up in Edmonds where she participated in soccer, dance and pageants.  She is a former Miss Seattle and Miss Teen Washington.  She and her husband have three children, Hunter, Savannah and Sophia (identical twins).

Elbe Tsuchimoto – Branch Manager

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Elbe Tsuchimoto, Branch Manager, joined the field of recruiting in 2003 and hasn’t looked back!  He started his career with a large international recruiting firm where he won multiple awards for production and customer service.  He was honored as a top producer for 3 consecutive years and achieved Chairman’s Club status.  He has placed hundreds of accounting and finance professionals in both contract and direct roles and does so by providing outstanding service to both his clients and candidates.  He works tirelessly to match the right talent with the right opportunity and can be counted on to consistently deliver results.  Elbe graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Organizational Psychology.  Elbe and his wife, Jill, are natives of Hawaii and have two beautiful girls, Kenzie and Paittyn.

Erin Shuler, Staffing Manager

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Erin Shuler, Staffing Manager, graduated from Washington State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance.  Erin started her career in retail sales and that is where she found a passion for building long-term relationships with customers.   She brings this same passion to the recruiting industry and develops genuine and trusted relationships with both her clients and candidates.  Erin is originally from Spokane, WA but always knew she belonged in the beautiful city of Seattle.  In her free time, Erin enjoys traveling and has visited more than 15 countries.  She spends too much time online shopping and has a love/hate relationship with WSU Cougar Football.

Quinn Finnigan, Recruiting Manager

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Quinn has broad accounting and finance experience and brings a unique perspective to recruiting. After spending three years as a Senior Auditor at Deloitte, he took a year out of the corporate culture and lived in Maui. There he plied his trade sailing a fleet of catamarans as a first mate at Maui’s oldest and most respected excursion company. Returning to his love of accounting and business, he joined the Seattle Seahawks family in a controller-type role overseeing all accounting/finance functions at CenturyLink Field and Event Center for 4.5 years. He later joined the Finance Operations team at Amazon as a Finance Manager. After 2.5 years at Amazon he decided to marry his passion for business with his desire to help people find their next, great role and joined Matrix. Quinn is a Recruiting Manager at Matrix on our Direct Hire team.

 Quinn is a certified life coach, scuba diver and travel enthusiast having visited 40 countries. He loves to run, go to local sporting events and is always up to talk about geopolitics.

Maribeth “MB” Ong – Sales Support Professional

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Maribeth “MB” Ong, Sales Support Professional, performs administrative and sales support activities for the Seattle office.  MB has a decade of experience in a similar role with a Fortune 500 recruiting company. She manages our company front lobby with ease and class. She deals with high level clients and candidates in a professional manner and ensures that everyone has a good experience when they are in the office.  MB enjoys window shopping, hiking with her family and friends and her Yorkie, “ROCCO”.