Our Leadership

Built From a Strong Foundation

Jill Hebert

Founder & CEO

Jill Hebert started Matrex Exhibits in 1987 in her spare bedroom with a home equity loan and a passion for quality and excellent client service. Since then, she’s grown Matrex into the largest woman-owned exhibit agency in the U.S. Jill is a frequent guest speaker and has been honored numerous times as an entrepreneur and successful business woman. Jill has served on the board of DuPage County Habitat for Humanity, Deborah’s Place, and DePaul University Coleman Entrepreneurship Center and is a member of the Committee of 200. In her spare time, Jill is an extreme skier—the bigger the mountain, the better.

Jeff Foulk

Director of Client Services

Jeff is employee #1 at Matrex and has been there since its inception in 1987. He has more than 28 years of experience on product, graphic, event, and exhibit design, and his management responsibilities have included business development, marketing, IT, and PerformanceScience®. Jeff is a graduate of Detroit’s College of Art and Design and has won awards for corporate website design, best integrated marketing campaign, and best of show exhibit environments. Currently he oversees the client services, business development, creative and strategy teams, which provide strategic direction, supporting existing relationships and building new ones. When you see Jeff, ask him about his new grandson.

Tim Smith

Director of Operations

Tim comes to Matrex with over 20 years of experience in finance, strategy, and operations. He joined the team giving us strong day-to-day leadership presence, guidance for our high performing teams, and a fresh perspective towards implementing new processes and approaches. Tim coordinates the annual operations plan and budget and leads the management process that measures and evaluates progress against goals for the organization. Tim received his MBA from New York University and holds a BS in Accounting and BA in Economics from Penn State, and is a Certified Public Accountant. He plays a mean electric bass and was in an alt rock band for four years.