Smart Campus by Ink

About Us

We were started and backed by a Stanford student, the founders of Redbox, the CEO of Zappos, and the president of Warner Bros who all believe improving small things can lead to big changes. That means a commitment to helping higher education address inefficiencies and streamline every day processes to support the optimal student experience. By blending innovative approaches, commitment to sophisticated design, and a passion for education, we develop products that work the way students think, simplify the lives of decision makers in higher education, and help colleges and universities tap the full potential of the smart campus.

Leadership Team

Gregg Kaplan

Board Director

Gregg serves as the board director for Ink. Gregg Kaplan was the founder and See more former CEO of Redbox, bringing it from zero to over $2 billion in revenue, 48,000 deployments, and 48 percent control of market share. He is currently an operating partner at Pritzker Group Private Capital. Mr. Kaplan earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Michigan.

Jonathan Manzi


Jonathan is cofounder and chief executive officer of Ink. He feels See more passionately about ensuring the greatest level of customer success and providing solutions that make a big impact on the student experience. Jon made his first million when he was sixteen. Since then he has helped launch multiple successful businesses in divergent industries. He is considered a global expert in the field of youth entrepreneurship and was selected to attend the G20 Summit, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, and the Ambrosetti Forum. While a student at Stanford University, Jon presided as the chair of entrepreneurship and cofounded a global non-profit catalyzing youth entrepreneurship.

Denis Benic


Denis is cofounder and chief technology officer of Ink. Denis leads See more the engineering and product teams in creating a streamlined and connected experience for students. Prior to Ink, Denis was founder and CEO Printbox, Europe's largest print kiosk business. Before founding Printbox, he served as the youngest director of IT for Telsima Inc. and went on to cofound and preside as VP of engineering of LiveCLIQ, a real-time three-screen multimedia platform enabling live streaming from mobile phones and web portals.

Andrew Preston


Andrew serves as chief financial officer and chief operating officer of Ink. Prior See more to joining Ink, he served as chief executive officer and chief financial officer to numerous tier-one venture-backed technology firms. His past experience includes serving as founder and chief executive officer of MinuteKey. He also served as chief financial officer and chief operating officer of DVDPlay (acquired by NCR/Redbox).

Jeremy A. Stephan


Jeremy serves as the chief revenue officer of Ink. In this role, he is See more responsible for sales, marketing and account management. His personal ethos, "the best sales vehicle is exceptional delivery," is infused into his work, and serves as a foundation in how Ink provides service to their client partners. Prior to joining Ink, Jeremy led sales at a mobile consulting firm sold to WPP/Grey Global in January 2016. He was responsible for driving over 60% of the company revenue and company clients included The Walt Disney Company, Audi of America, NBCUniversal, AstraZeneca, Razorfish and others.

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