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Jennifer Vessels


Human Resources Industry Group

CEO, Next Step

Jennifer Vessels, CEO of Next Step, leads a team of seasoned consultants who maximize clients’ revenues and profits through proven sales, marketing and management techniques. Her practical approaches have le to success for companies ranging from Cisco Systems to Palm and many SMB oorganizations in all indusries. Prior to founding Next Step in 1998, Jennifer was European Marketing Director for Ungermann-Bass, the built the European operation for Promptus Inc. and expanded Tandberg Telecom’s international presence including launch into the US.

Jennifer holds an MBA from San Jose State and a Masters of Occupational Psychology from the University of London, as well as being a Certified Management Consultant (CMC). Today, Jennifer is an active member of the Silicon Valley community. She is a Vistage certified speaker, and Board Vice President for Achievekids, as well as a member of NAWBO, WIC, IMC and numerous other community organizations. She is a frequently requested speaker by Silicon Valley Bank; Gartner Group: Rotary; Vistage; National Association Business Women Owners; Institute of Management Consultants; Public Relations Society of America and other industry groups.