Jennifer Vessels CEO of Next Step
Jennifer Vessels, CEO of Next Step, a global 40 person consultancy based in Silicon Valley brings over 30 years proven experience driving successful business (revenue) growth for global companies including Adobe, Cisco, Google, Lily, Opera, Avinor, Xing and many other technology, life sciences, services and sustainablity companies.
Jennifer Vessels inspires business leaders, engineers and global teams to innovate, transform and grow. For more than 30 years, she has passionately led technology, consulting, consumer, public and sustainability companies revenue and profitability growth – delivering over 300% improvements in market value. Prior to founding Next Step in 1998, Jennifer led international growth for UB Networks, Promptus and Norway-based Tandberg, culminating in launch of Tandberg USA in 1997.
Jennifer holds a MBA from San Jose State and a Masters of Occupational Psychology from the University of London and is a highly sought-after speaker for Stanford Executive Education, GartnerGroup and global conferences on innovation, globalization and leadership as well as a provactive facilitator of leadership, sales and innovation workshops.