80/20 Profit & Growth Managing Director, Jenn Desrosiers will Present “Strategies for Sustainable Growth and Innovation” at The Innovators Summit.

In manufacturing and innovation, staying ahead is not just an option, but a necessity. This year, at the Innovators Summit with the Innovation Research Interchange (IRI), Jenn Desrosiers will take the stage to explain tools and strategies for growth-oriented innovation. “Strategies for Sustainable Growth and Innovation” is poised to reshape how innovation leaders approach strategy and development. Jenn's insights will be both informative and transformative balancing theoretical knowledge, practical examples, and techniques that can be implemented immediately.

The Innovators Summit is an opportunity gain insights from subject matter experts across various industries, including prominent companies like Honeywell, The AZEK Company, and Henkel. The discussion topics span AI, sustainability, R&D, and value creation—critical areas that are shaping the future of manufacturing.

About the Session

Outpace competition and navigate beyond the challenges that hinder innovation. In this session, you’ll gain a fresh understanding of 80/20, as it applies to leadership, growth, innovation, and overall company success. This session will provide tools, techniques, and real-world examples to help you craft strategies that improve performance and drive growth. Learn how and where to invest, cultivate a culture of innovation, and streamline operations. Join us to understand how applying an 80/20 strategy can elevate your company's position—even in today’s economic climate.

The conference and session are open to the public. Registration is required.

Session Time

Thursday, May 16th at 1:30 PM, Eastern

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About The Innovation Innovation Research Interchange (IRI)

The Innovation Research Interchange (IRI), a division of the National Association of Manufacturers, the most effective resource for manufacturers representing 14,000 member companies across the country in every industrial sector, focuses on value creation and top line growth through the management of innovation. The Summit is the leading gathering of innovation and R&D leaders, convening to tackle hot issues and create strategic solutions as well as share insights and intelligence in an ever-changing function.

About the Speaker

Jenn Desrosiers is a recognized leader in applying the 80/20 principle to drive business success.

She spent the first decade of her career with Illinois Tool Works (ITW). During that tenure, she undertook progressive business leadership roles across several divisions— including functional responsibility for sales, marketing, product management, operations, and corporate strategy.

Jenn specializes in strategy creation and execution. During the consolidation of multiple ITW operating units, she led the business segmentation into focused markets and products. She guided her team through value proposition definition and developed growth strategies. She restructured the commercial organization and built a product management function to drive the growth strategies. Using 80/20, Jenn achieved significant cost reduction, bottom-line growth, and improved customer satisfaction.

Since joining Strategex, Jenn has consulted with more than 20 companies across various industries. She has helped her clients achieve profitable margin expansion and cash flow growth through revenue increases, overhead reductions, working capital reductions, and more.

She also has a track record of successfully leading turnarounds for failing manufacturing businesses. In 2021 she coached a tier 1 automotive client to overcome significant operational challenges. The results were a 25% increase in EBITDA, increased on-time delivery, and increased wallet share with the world’s largest automotive manufacturers.

Jenn has a BS in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Georgia Tech and is currently completing her Executive MBA at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. She lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband and two children.