Strategex Announces Promotion of Jennifer Desrosiers to Managing Director

Effective January 2023 (Chicago, Illinois)

Strategex announces the promotion of Jennifer "Jenn" Desrosiers to 80/20 Managing Director. David Philippi will continue his role as Chief Executive Officer.

Jenn has made a significant impact since first joining Strategex in April 2019. Prior to this promotion, Jenn served as a Senior 80/20 Consultant guiding more than 20 clients across various industries—primarily in manufacturing. She has helped Strategex clients achieve profitable margin expansion and cash flow growth through revenue increases, overhead reductions, and working capital reductions.

In her new role, Jenn will be responsible for managing the company's largest practice: 80/20 Profit & Growth. The practice has grown rapidly under the leadership of David Philippi who played a pivotal role in establishing the practice with Strategex founder, Peter Philippi and 80/20 legend, Joe Hahn. David assembled the current team of business leaders who are sought-after for their 80/20 acumen, and the results they can generate.

"It's time for me to focus on Strategex leadership, and Jenn is a wonderful successor as the 80/20 Managing Director. She looks at things analytically and strategically, embodies our values, and knows how to build and execute a vision," said David Philippi. "She will continue to push for growth and take calculated risks. We trust her implicitly to guide us to the next level."

Jenn Desrosiers spent the first decade of her career with ITW. During that tenure, she undertook progressive business leadership roles across several divisions—including functional responsibility for sales, marketing, product management, operations, and strategy. Jenn has a track record of successfully leading turnarounds for failing manufacturing businesses. Recently, 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.

“I believe deeply that 80/20 is a way of life. By focusing intensely on the few things that matter most (and eliminating the things that don’t), we can have less stress, more time, more fun, and more money—this applies to our work and personal lives," said Jenn. "Strategex’s responsibility is to help our clients create extraordinary levels of value and set new standards of excellence in their industries. Our renowned team works with blue-chip companies to do this every day. While expanding our business, I will continue to bring in top talent. I look forward to helping business leaders solve their most important challenges and free-up time to focus on what truly matters.”

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.


Strategex is an 80/20 management consultancy that consistently delivers one thing: measurable ROI. We help businesses define their growth and customer strategies, and how to execute them.

Strategex is relentless in the pursuit of profitable market share growth.

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