Our Team

We believe our nation’s justice system deserves the best technology available to achieve its mission of administering justice with fairness, equality, and integrity. Today’s courts, law enforcement officers, and prosecuting offices are busier than ever. We want to help make their jobs easier, faster, and ever more successful.

Our bottom line: making a positive difference in today’s legal system for both the courts and the public. We believe in what we do and we’re excited to share our vision with you.

MJ Cartwright - CEO

MJ speaks at #RiseofRest in Ann Arbor, MI

"Growing a business that enables millions of people to access justice who were unable to do so before."

MJ leads the Matterhorn team to make meaningful, usable, and fair solutions that expand online and mobile access to our courts for all people: “go to court” without going to court.

Prior to Court Innovations, she has been the CEO at CNC Connections, Arbor Ultrasound, Edington Associates, and ViaDerm. She has been on the executive and transition teams at HealthMedia acquired by Johnson & Johnson.

MJ

J.J. Prescott - Founder

J.J. speaks on Matterhorn at the MAMA meeting, summer 2017

“I wanted to use what I have to make the world a better place. I believe Matterhorn does that.”

J.J. Prescott is a Professor of Law at the University of Michigan. He is the principal investigator of the UM Online Court Project, which uses technology to help people facing warrants, fines, and minor charges resolve their disputes with the government and courts online and without the need to hire an attorney. The UM Online Court Project was the inspiration for Matterhorn by Court Innovations.

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Matthew Aho - Senior Software Engineer

Matthew with coffee and code

"The Internet is a Series of Tubes!"

Matthew has been a part of several start ups with successful outcomes. Most recently, Matthew lead a team of front-end developers at Deepfield, a network analytics company that was acquired by Nokia. He helps bring the vision of the company to life: building a product that scales and uses the latest technology.

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Teri Benedetti - Court Outreach

Teri demos Matterhorn at a conference

"I like that we are leveling the judicial playing field. We care about people and work to empower those who don't have the resources to overcome legal difficulties."

Teri came to Court Innovations with a background in customer service and engineering. She is very enthusiastic, nuts about data, and loves helping courts expand access to justice. When she isn't talking to courts she enjoys being handy, learning about everything, and exploring nature with her dogs.

Teri

Brian Derickson - Customer Success

Brian and Axel

"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."

The latest addition to the Matternhorn team is Brian Derickson - an alumnus from the University of Michigan with a passion for innovation and public service. Brian works hands-on with customers to make sure they're satisfied with our products from the time they inquire about Matterhorn to long after they've launched.

Saaed Fattahi - CTO

J.J. speaks on Matterhorn at the MAMA meeting, summer 2017

“I like building software that is useful and improves on existing processes. Matterhorn gives me the opportunity to do that every day, working with a small, fun and dedicated group of coworkers.”

Saaed is an experienced, hands-on software architect and engineering executive with a proven track record of building innovative web-based products and services. Especially adept at managing the early stages of a company, Saaed has helped numerous young tech companies form product vision, assemble the right team, and leverage technologies to bring their products to life. Saaed is a founding member of several start-ups, most recently Jigsaw Data Corp., a data service that was acquired by Salesforce.com.

Dunrie Greiling - Market & Product Strategy

Dunrie graduates from Washtenaw Sheriff's Citizen Police Academy

"Using my powers for good!"

Dunrie leads Matterhorn marketing and lead generation. Previously, she devised, deployed, and tracked marketing projects as a consultant at a digital marketing agency. Dunrie applies her strong foundation in digital and direct response marketing to help create a better world for government agencies and the public alike.

Mike Losey - Customer Operations

Mike Losey at a conference

"I find inspiration all around me from the passionate team at Court Innovations to the citizens and courts that we bring together online."

Mike is responsible for ensuring customers receive the support and guidance needed to leverage the Matterhorn Platform. Mike brings over 15 years of customer operations, sales, and account management experience from the digital media space and data management startup companies.

Tom Simon - Sales

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"I'm thrilled to be a part of a team that cares so deeply about making a difference!"

Tom leads sales efforts for Matterhorn. He has over 20 years of sales, business development, and marketing experience driving top-line growth for companies such as Kellogg’s, Intel, and Valassis. Tom is an analytically-driven sales and marketing executive with a strategic mindset who excels at delivering technology-based innovations and partnerships.

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Axel Oreamnos - Remover of Obstacles

Axel in his natural habitat

"I like to ram my horns against obstacles and blaze new trails. I also like new friends."

Axel heads our horns and hijinks department. Axel loves to spend time in new pastures, scale new heights, and herd with other forward thinkers who love tech and service. He also has a softer, cuddlier side, and shepherds team morale.