Strategati LLC - Female Solo Entrepreneur of the Year
Company: Strategati LLC, San Diego, CA
Company Description: Strategati, LLC is a San Diego, CA based management consulting company that offers consulting and educational services to small businesses and their management. Founded in 2016 by Dr. Corinne Jenni, the company focuses on providing innovative ideas, high quality standards, and proven results customized to small and medium size businesses.
Nomination Category: Individual Awards Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Female Solo Entrepreneur of the Year
Nomination Title: Dr. Corinne Jenni - President/CEO
Describe for the judges the activities and accomplishments of the nominated entrepreneur since the beginning of July last year (up to 525 words):
Dr. Corinne Jenni, the 46-year old founder of San Diego based management consulting company Strategati LLC, balances the work of her start-up with consulting, teaching, writing/research, and volunteering while staying true to herself and her values.
To truly appreciate Corinne’s achievements of the past 12 months, we need to go back to the day of her traumatic accident that changed her life. Even after all these years, chronic pain and fatigue is still a daily challenge. However, that has not stopped her from achieving a Master’s in International Business and a Doctorate in Strategic Management, both in her second language, and starting her management consulting company in 2016.
Being a high achiever is in Corinne’s DNA and her “under-promise and over-deliver” approach to consulting gets great response by her national and international clients. Dr. Jenni looks at the world from different perspectives and quickly sees the core of problems and what is required to improve situations. Her creative and innovative approach to solving problems stems from her personal experience of uncertainty which lead her to create her leading-edge method to managing uncertain, unpredictable, and turbulent business environments.
She has worked with national and international clients assisting them with their strategic planning for company growth, finding investment opportunities to expand their strategic portfolio, and optimizing business processes and management capabilities to increase their revenues. Strategati LLC is well on its way to further grow and expand while making strategic planning available to many more small/medium businesses.
Dr. Jenni was featured in the Huffington Post, the largest and most well recognized media in business, for her accomplishments as an entrepreneur and for having won 3 bronze Stevie’s in 2017, the International Business Awards and the Awards for Women in Business.
She is also a speaker at academic conferences, has published her research in academic journals, and was invited to write chapters for research books. Dr. Jenni is a member of the professional associations USASBE, AOM and SMS, serves on the editorial advisory board and as a peer reviewer of the academic journals Management Decision and Journal of Management History, and she is actively involved in IMC USA’s membership committee.
She has been asked to create and facilitate a think-tank program for the members of the Chamber of Commerce with a focus on strategic planning for an uncertain and turbulent business environment. One of the members used the tools and knowledge from the program and increased company growth by 50% over the 6 months period.
Dr. Jenni also volunteers her time for SCORE San Diego where she mentors business owners and start-up entrepreneurs in strategy and business planning. In addition to being a mentor and workshop presenter for SCORE San Diego, Dr. Jenni has been sought out by the chapter president to take on the strategic planning to ensure the chapter’s continuous growth.
Provide a brief biography of the nominated entrepreneur (up to 125 words):
Dr. Corinne Jenni (President/CEO of STRATEGATI LLC) helps businesses formulate and implement strategies for an uncertain and unpredictable environment. She is a trusted advisor to many business owners/CEOs and a facilitator of strategic planning workshops/seminars.
Having grown up in Switzerland, worked in international commodity trading/shipping, taught in MBA programs, and travelled the world, Dr. Jenni brings a unique perspective and bilingual language skills to her work. She got her DBA in Strategic Management and since has authored/co-authored several articles and book chapters. In 2017, Dr. Jenni has won three Stevie Awards. She also serves as a peer reviewer for two academic journals; is an active member of IMC USA; a member of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce; and a mentor/workshop presenter for SCORE.