Jason Berg '01 addresses students in Professor Andy Miller's introduction to business course at Eastern Mennonite University in September. Berg, the CEO of Pixo, visited campus as the 2019 Longacre Seminar speaker. (Photo by Macson McGuigan)

Pixo CEO talks tech industry business

Jason Berg ‘01, CEO of Pixo, visited Eastern Mennonite University in late September to give a Longacre Seminar and visit business administration classes.

Berg joined Pixo, which develops user-focused custom software and web applications, in 2015. He is the president and co-owner of the company, based in Urbana, Illinois.

We want everyone to be real when they’re here, both because it makes our work environment a lot of fun and because it makes the work we do for our clients the best it can be. Everyone brings not only their skills, but also their unique perspectives to the table, which leads to better ideas, better problem solving, and more empathy for each other and for our clients.

Jason Berg ’01, on authenticity in the Pixo workplace

His Longacre Seminar was titled “Timing is Everything: When Waiting Makes Sense and When it Doesn’t in our Businesses, in our Communities, and for Ourselves.”

Berg also visited classes on management of information systems, quantitative decision making, introduction to business, organizational behavior and principles of management.

“He connected really well with our students and shared some interesting stories,” said Professor Leah Kratz, who teaches quantitative decision-making for business. “I appreciated how encouraging and receptive he was to the students’ questions.”

After an internship with a digital strategy company and graduating with a degree in business administration, Berg worked for nine years as a manager with Precision Graphics, which provides media services such as illustration, composition and design for the publishing industry. He then worked as an account executive and in marketing management with several tech companies before coming to Pixo.

Berg is also currently a board member of UC2B Community Benefit Fund, focused on improving digital inclusion and digital equity for individuals with low- to moderate-resources in the Champaign-Urbana area.

The Longacre Seminar Series is named after and endowed by Horace W. and Elizabeth G. Longacre, with the goal of supporting and inspiring worthy, aspiring entrepreneurs through the series and an endowed scholarship.