Our Mission

PathForward is the go-to source for enterprise print expertise, insights, and solutions. We drive bottom-line impact through our unique blend of experience, industry knowledge, and innovative solutions.

We stand apart from all other organizations as we are independent, vendor-neutral, objective experts who provide solutions tailored specifically for our client’s goals, priorities, and requirements.

Simply put, we deliver results not thought possible.

What We Do

PathForward helps the world’s biggest brands solve their toughest enterprise print challenges.



Unlock strategic intelligence across the enterprise to gain a holistic view of cost, savings, and ROI.

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Migrate to digital, use less paper and minimize TCO to achieve a truly optimized, integrated, and efficient print infrastructure.

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Eco-friendly strategies to reduce waste, minimize environmental footprint, and create a more sustainable future.

How We Do It

The PathForward process is proven to help organizations achieve a 35-65% reduction in costs across the enterprise.
Together, we build outcomes rather than solutions; the outcomes we drive are what you want.

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Best-in-Class Resources

PathForward excels in strategizing and implementing what others won’t or can’t.

  • Expert Staff: We provide dedicated onsite and offsite staff who are the Subject Matter Experts your organization requires.
  • Proven Process: We follow our 6-step proven process to implement change by using Six Sigma, DMAIC and Change management.
  • Technology: Our dynamic solutions are tailored to meet your specific business needs, so you can achieve your goals faster and more securely.
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Business-Critical Expertise

Unlike other enterprise print service providers, we aren’t tied to specific hardware, supplies, vendors, or suppliers. Our priority is to our client as we are fact-based, objective, and vendor-neutral.

  • Independent: As independent consultants, we sit in perfected alignment with you, on your side of the table.
  • Industry Experts: Print is the only thing we do; many say we do it best.
  • Straightforward Process: We provide transparency, control, and visibility across the entire process, from strategy deployment and integration to analytics and print infrastructure.


Over the last 25 years, we’ve developed a detailed, step-by-step process
that delivers the results you need for your largest enterprise print challenges.



Health Care

Financial Services


Government & Education


Don’t see your industry listed? We also serve all other public and private enterprises with greater than 25k employees. 

Meet The Team

Keith Nickoloff

Keith Nickoloff


Sarah Ludeker

Sarah Ludeker

Head of Operations

Fred Schempp

Fred Schempp

Head of Technology

Success Stories

PathForward helps the world’s biggest brands solve their toughest enterprise print challenges.

Simply put, we deliver results not thought possible.


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What Our Clients Say

Keith is one of the most dedicated, responsive, and professional people I've had the fortune to work with. His passion to bring his projects to execution is unparalleled. Thinking outside of the box with PathForward proved to be one of the most exciting experiences resulting in outstanding collaborations. He has always been an incredible team player and I highly recommend PathForward for any project.

Director, Top Healthcare System

In my 31 years of working with strategic partners, I have not found another company that is as trusting and does what they say they are going to do (or is transparent as to why a goal can’t be met). They are more than consultants who make recommendations and walk away. They actually have print experts on staff that will help you with developing a strategy, implementing the strategy, reporting on findings, tracking savings and sustainability metrics, helping with RFPs, etc. They are a key member of my print team and I wouldn’t have achieved the results I have without them.

Director, Top 5 Insurance Company

Not only does PathForward offer network-friendly and vendor-independent solutions to help us understand the massive scope of activity, they also offer expert analysis and collaborative resources to help us develop strategies that would allow us to look at the global big picture of print, but ALSO allow us to zoom in and approach each Major Line of Business with the data necessary to work together to support and prioritize workflows and business needs to create efficient processes and the infrastructure to support our unique business needs.
SVP, Top 5 Bank