Jennifer Walzer, CEO and Founder of BUMI, has an extensive background in technology and business strategy consulting. Prior to founding BUMI, Jennifer spent her career helping organizations of all sizes (from start ups to Fortune 1000 companies) with their back office systems and online web presence. Jennifer also successfully launched and sold a software development company focused on developing interactive voice response systems for multi-employer benefit funds. She has been invited to speak on various topics such as disaster recovery and data security at major conferences across the country.
Jennifer has been featured in numerous national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Daily News, Money Magazine, New York Enterprise Report and Crain’s New York Business. In 2010, Jennifer was selected as a winner in the “Best Entrepreneur” category and BUMI a finalist in the “Best Overall Company of the Year” category in the 7th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. In 2011, BUMI won an Asigra Award for “Best Competitive Takeout” and was named one of New York Enterprise Report’s 2011 Great Entrepreneurial Places to Work. Additionally, BUMI was named finalist in the “Customer Service” category of New York Enterprise Report’s 2011 Small Business Awards.
Jennifer has taken her success and experience and used it as an opportunity to give back to the community, often providing advice and guidance to young entrepreneurs. She has also judged the GSEA competition for college entrepreneurs and spoke to business students at Baruch College and Columbia University about building a business.
Jennifer is a 2011 graduate of The Entrepreneurial Masters Program (EMP), an executive educational program jointly hosted by the MIT Enterprise Forum and Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO). She graduated with honors from The University of Arizona with a B.S. in Management Information Systems.