Who we are and what we stand for
At Funeral Innovations, we are dedicated to leveraging software to help funeral home Grow, Engage, and Convert.
Founded by two of the most innovative young minds within IBM, "innovation" is not just in our name, but it's in our company's DNA. Funeral Innovations is proud to work with only the best, most progressive firms in the industry. We have no customers, only partners in innovation. And we wake up every morning excited to work with these great innovators!
Our Founding Team
Greg Young, Co-Founder
Greg Young brings broad software experience to the death care industry. Before Funeral Innovations, Greg was a software engineer at IBM, where he received over 10 patents pending, while also gaining experience with technical sales consultant at IBM. Prior, Greg majored in Computer Engineering at Iowa State University.
Greg takes great pride in his involvement in the community. He is active in the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa where he volunteers as a wish granter. In addition, Greg volunteers at local hospitals to work with faculty and staff to enhance the patient experience.
Zack Garbow, Co-founder
Zack Garbow is one of the foremost innovators in the industry, bringing his extensive Silicon Valley experience into the death care industry by co-founding Funeral Innovations. Before starting Funeral Innovations, Zack was a software engineer within IBM Research, where he gained over 100 patents pending and earned the title of Master Inventor, becoming the youngest Master Inventor in the history of IBM. Prior, Zack studied Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Minnesota.
Zack is actively involved in helping his community. He is the technical director for a volunteer organization that teaches web technologies to high school students. Under his tutelage, the local chapter's students have won their National Programming Competition a record 5 straight years.