Spectrum Computer Forensics increases staff, aims for more expansion

J. Stott Matthews took the route less
traveled when he came to Metro Detroit. The self-described gear head
grew up and went to school out East in places like Philadelphia and New
York, but came here to make a life for himself in the auto industry.

He ended up doing financial analysis for the Big Three before starting Spectrum Computer Forensics five years ago. The Franklin-based firm continues to capture Matthews’ interest in computer forensics and now employs four people after recently adding one more staff member.

“What
really got me into this field is that technology is always evolving,”
Matthews says. “I thought that would be an exciting place to spend the
rest of my career.”

The company does most of its work for law
firms and corporations. The idea is to find out if someone has been
gaming the system from outside or inside the company.

“If we have been called they have a pretty good feeling something has gone awry,” Matthews says.

More
and more of those companies have been calling Spectrum Computer
Forensics. The company now has clients both inside Michigan and across
the country in places like New York and Chicago.

Matthews sees
good prospects for future growth as more and more emphasis is being
placed on technology for things like storing information and
communications. He points out the recent text messaging scandal as an
example of how his firm’s services will continue to be in demand;
enough so that he sees it growing more this year.

“I would love to add one more head in Michigan and grow our presence out East,” Matthews says.

Source: J. Stott Matthews, principal of Spectrum Computer Forensics
Writer: Jon Zemke