Joe Matthews

CEO, Independent Publishers Group

After 10 years in the music industry operating a startup record label and recording studio, I joined Independent Publishers Group in 2006. I moved from sales into IT where I began the process of replacing legacy systems in the distribution center and at the corporate headquarters, which was a 5 year transition for IPG. The experience of learning each person's role in every department, how to be a project manager, and the mandate of leveraging technology to achieve efficiencies positioned me for my current job of CEO. In 2016, IPG acquired INscribe Digital, a leading eBook distributor, furthering our investment in technology and digital distribution.