Women of Distinction - Jennifer Matt
Founder, Author, Web2Print Experts, Inc.
Jennifer Matt wasn’t planning on a career in print, as she was educated in marine biology and environment law. Nonetheless, she found the print industry at Kinko’s in the early 1990s in Silicon Valley. Drawn to the entrepreneurial nature of Kinko’s at the time, Matt built the largest and most profitable technology services division in the country, and she fell in love with the art and science of building software. Post Kinko’s, Matt was instrumental in several print-related technology startups before joining EFI, where she led their web product group. In 2007, Matt accepted the role of president of NowDocs, where she won some of the largest web-to-print deals in the United States at UPS Stores and OfficeMax. This year, she published her first book, Web to Print, and HP printed and distributed 18,000 copies at drupa 2012; all proceeds from the book are being donated to EDSF. In 2010, Matt founded Web2Print Experts, Inc. because her former customers wanted product independent advice and technical assistance with print-related technologies. Her first customer win was at the U.S. Department of Defense, where she and her team implemented web-to-print across 200 print centers globally, including a custom billing application integrated into DoD’s financial systems.