Founder and CEO
"This company, my career, me; it's always been focused on how
humans solve problems, and how the very best problem solvers do
their very best work. That's what Wimmer is."
As a business leader, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and athlete,
Matt Sauri takes great pride in having a positive impact on
people's lives. From coaching fellow entrepreneurs to serving on
boards of nonprofits benefitting youths to honoring fallen soldiers
by riding his bicycle across America, Matt enjoys putting his
talents and abilities to work for the good of others.
As co-founder and chief executive officer of Wimmer Solutions,
Matt's focus is on the overall strategic direction of the company.
His passion is for keeping Wimmer's culture of integrity secure as
it grows. Under his vision and strategic direction, Wimmer
Solutions has earned a ranking on the Inc. 5000 list three straight
years and has been one of Washington state's Top 100
Fastest-Growing Companies for six years in a row. Under his
compassionate leadership, Wimmer Solutions also has been honored
twice by thePuget Sound Business Journalas one of Washington's Best
Workplaces. The same publication named Matt in 2007 as one of its
40 Under 40 business leaders.
Prior to becoming Wimmer's first and only CEO, Matt co-founded
The Netizen Group (now Endeavour Consulting) and was its vice
president of services, and prior to that was a business-development
manager for the Saltmine LLC technical services division.
But anyone who knows Matt knows he believes that being a strong
business executive is only half the job. He believes his company
and employees should also contribute to the good of the community,
and Matt leads by example. He is director of special projects for
the Team Jesse Foundation,
serves as a board member for the Boys and Girls Clubs
of King County, is a co-founder of the philanthropic Human Doings organization,
and is a member of EO,
the Entrepreneurs Organization for fellowship, coaching, and
networking. He also is an active panel judge member for the Ashoka Youth Venture, an
organization that mentors young people to engage in their own
Matt's 95-day, 4,200-mile, cross-country bicycle ride in 2011
with The Team Jesse Foundation to raise money for families of
fallen soldiers may be his biggest athlete feat, but it is by no
means his only one. Matt was a standout college lacrosse player at
St. Mary's College in Maryland, where he earned his B.A. in
English, and continues today to play and promote the sport. He
serves on the board of Washington chapter of U.S. Lacrosse.
Matt is the father of three and lives in Seattle. In his leisure
time, he enjoys skiing, boating, and traveling.