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Jennifer Nelsen

Vice President
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Jennifer Nelsen

Vice President

Overview

With more than 25 years of consulting and industry experience, Jennifer specializes in helping companies transform through changes in people, process and technology. Her multidisciplinary background working in both consulting and industry, ranging in size from startup to Fortune 50, has allowed her to experience the reality of business challenges, not just the hypothetical. She focuses her time on growing client relationships and leading teams of highly skilled consultants to develop and implement technology solutions that meet clients’ business objectives. She has helped companies in Healthcare, Medical Device, Retail, Consumer Goods, and Food and Beverage Manufacturing, among others.

Experience

Jennifer works across business units and leadership to craft solutions that achieve business results. She utilizes her general business background to lead teams through transformative change, whether that involves digital strategy, financial process, or other technology-enabled change.

Jennifer’s areas of expertise include business process improvement, performance management, call center operations, application selection and implementation, supply chain management and business operations, financial planning and analysis, project management, change management, and risk management. She has amassed these skills over the years via several roles at Alvarez and Marsal, Therative, Bare Escentuals, Safeway, and EY.

Outside of the office

As a new transplant to Chicago, Jennifer enjoys learning about new neighborhoods and sampling the culinary offerings in her new city. She has participated multiple times in the Avon 39 mile walk for Breast Cancer, so walking for miles on a weekend is par for the course. Jennifer spends her remaining non-working time catching up with family and close friends.

Education and Service

Jennifer earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from UCLA and a Masters in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. She is PROSCI Change Management certified and retains an active status as a Certified Public Accountant in the state of California. She enjoys working to further women in business and has served previously on the Audit Committee for Girls Inc of Alameda County in Oakland, California.

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