Longevity Through Leadership.
Dr. Bill Rivard is founder, president and Chief Executive Officer of Matrix Providers. A retired Army Colonel with nearly three decades of military service and 12 years’ experience in government contracting, Dr. Rivard founded Matrix Providers in 2010 with a goal of elevating industry and contracting standards in performance, quality, innovation and service.
Dr. Rivard’s strategic vision, combined with a strong team of professionals, led to Matrix Providers being recognized by the Staffing Industry Association as 2017’s fifth-fastest-growing staffing agency in the United States. Under Dr. Rivard’s leadership, Matrix became the first government medical staffing provider to adapt Managed Service Provider (MSP) commercial best practices into the government market, and to achieve a 99.9% fill rate across thousands of placements.
Dr. Rivard earned a Doctor of Optometry degree, as well as a Master of Business Administration and Fellowship in Executive Healthcare Management from Indiana University. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame. He is also an alumnus of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program in Growth and Development.
Dr. Rivard previously served as an acting chief of staff for the Department of Defense’s (DOD) largest overseas medical center, as well as an analyst and educator for the DOD’s Health Program Office. He has also been a school board chairman for Montessori Academy in Monument, Colorado and adjunct assistant professor at Indiana University School of Optometry.
Dr. Rivard currently lives in Boulder, Colorado and has two grown sons.