As Founder and CEO of It’s 3D Now! Fawn Medesha owns a 3D printing services organization serving local manufacturing and architectural firms in Tempe, Arizona providing quick turnaround prototypes, 3D printing, 3D scanning, customized designs and strategic consulting.
Prior to starting her company, Fawn was an IT executive at the Arizona Department of Revenue delivering predictive fraud prevention analytics and managing the PMO. Prior to ADOR, she was CIO and a member of the executive operations team at Investors Mortgage Holdings and VP of Information Services, Controller and a Corporate Officer at DMB Associates Inc.
Fawn has been President and Director of two non-profit organizations and currently oversees governance as a member of the Management Council for the National Society for Information Management (SIM).
She is inspired to make a difference through STEM education and volunteers to visit schools to speak to young students to inspire them to choose a career in technology. Fawn holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from ASU and holds a PMP certification.
Nora Toure: Fawn, could you let us know about your background and what brought you into 3D printing in the first place?
Fawn Medesha: I started my career in accounting. As computers entered business I ended up owning them, I wrote software and built networks. I had a natural affinity for technology and ended up transferring to it when I was offered the opportunity to build the Technology group by a startup I was working for. While I was at the State, I realized that government was not a good fit for me being very entrepreneurial, so I decided to start my company It’s 3D Now! I could see the impact that 3D printing would have on the world and wanted to be a part of it.
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