Senior Adviser and CEO of Next Step
Jennifer Vessels is the founder and CEO of Next Step. Next Step is a forty person consulting firm which has launched and developed over 100 international and US startups. It was founded in 1998 and today it is recognized as a successful business leader both in Silicon Valley and globally.
Prior to founding Next Step, Jennifer held numerous sales and marketing leadership roles with Ungermann-Bass. During the 1990s Jennifer was International Sales Director for Tandberg based in Oslo. After the launch of Tandberg USA in 1997, Jennifer returned to Silicon Valley to build Next Step. Their clients include Adobe, Cisco, Genentech and Google as well as many smaller Nordic companies.
Jennifer holds a MBA from San Jose State and a Masters of Occupational Psychology from the University of London, she is also a Certified Management Consultant (CMC).