Use corporate, small business and nonprofit expertise to help organizations to perform better and do more social good.
- Greater New York City Area
Geri Stengel's Overview
- President at Ventureneer
- President at Stengel Solutions
- Board Member at Praxis Housing Initiatives, Inc.
- Adjunct Professor at The New School
- Board of Directors at VCG Governance Matters
- Board of Directors at New York City Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners
- Cofounder at Women's Leadership Exchange (WLE)
- Vice President of Marketing at Physicians' Online (POL)
- Director of Marketing, Dow Jones Information Services at Dow Jones
- Manger, Corporate Services at The Wall Street Journal
- Media Research Supervisor at Ted Bates
- Research Analyst at Katz Media Group
- Sales/Research Assitant at Harrington, Righter & Parsons
Geri Stengel's Summary
What do you get when you cross a serial entrepreneur, teacher, online information business expert with making a social impact?
In a word – me.
•President, Ventureneer, online education and peer support for entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders.
•President, Stengel Solutions, a strategic planning and marketing consultancy that advises and develops businesses, especially those making a social impact.
•Adjunct Professor, The New School: Entrepreneurship, Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Growth
Whether you like to do things by yourself, like it done for you, or something in between, I offer guidance for you. You can have help anyway you want: in person, online, by phone or any combination.
•Commercial Venture Development (nonprofit ventures)
•Strategic/Business Planning: industry trends, feasibility studies, segmentation/size analyses, competitive profiling, business modeling
•Marketing: positioning, sales/marketing plans, market research
•Project Management: resource identification, budgeting, timelines
•Internet Strategy: content, distribution, marketing
•Strategic Alliances: identification, development, execution
•Advisory Boards: formation, facilitation
Geri Stengel's Experience
Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry
2009 – Present (5 years)
Digital media and market research company providing education and training for nonprofits, socially responsible small businesses and social enterprises. For corporations that want to reach these organizations, Ventureneer provides branded marketing and social media opportunities that generate visibility, thought leadership and brand loyalty.
1994 – Present (20 years)
Strategic planning and marketing firm that supports industry leaders, businesses with a social purpose and nonprofits. Whether you’re developing a plan for sustainable long term growth, building strategic alliances to penetrate new markets, developing collaborative relationships to reduce costs or forming an advisory board to provide objective advice regarding new opportunities, Stengel Solutions can provide you with business solutions to build your organization at every stage.
•Industries/Sectors: conferences, cultures, diamonds, education, entrepreneurship, healthcare, human services, industry surveys, internet services, media, membership associations, online information products, professional services, social enterprise, social services, technology among others
Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry
2006 – May 2010 (4 years)
Teach Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise at The New School.
Board of Directors
Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry
2005 – 2009 (4 years)
Held various positions including Vice Chair and Chair of the Membership Committee.
Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry
2001 – 2003 (2 years)
Responsible for educational programs, advisory board, strategic alliances and infrastructure for WLE, which provided conferences and online resources to educate female entrepreneurs on being more effective leaders.
Director of Marketing, Dow Jones Information Services
Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; DJ; Online Media industry
1988 – 1993 (5 years)
Responsible for all aspects of attracting and retaining customers, as well as market research, business planning and development for Dow Jones News/Retrieval (forerunner to Factiva), DJ News Services, The Wall Street Journal Radio Report among other services.
Manger, Corporate Services
Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; nws; Newspapers industry
1980 – 1988 (8 years)
Held various media and market research and marketing positions within advertising sales at WSJ.
Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry
1976 – 1977 (1 year)
Geri Stengel's Publications
- February 5, 2014
Investing in women entrepreneurs is good for the economy and good for you. Find out why.
Authors: Geri Stengel
- June 2, 2014
Forget the Glass Ceiling: Build Your Business Without One is a practical look at the barriers women face in starting new businesses as well as the ways over, under, around and through those barriers. Using the experiences of 10 high-powered women entrepreneurs, Geri Stengel lays out the tactics that women can use to inspire and achieve business success.
Geri Stengel's Volunteer Experience & Causes
Causes I care about:
- Economic Empowerment
- Poverty Alleviation
Organizations I support:
- Praxis Housing Initiatives, Inc.
- SomerSomerset Hills Learning Institute
- Young Heroes
Geri Stengel's Skills & Expertise
- Small Business Social Responsibility
- Social Media
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Small Business
- Social Responsibility
- Workshop Facilitation
- Market Research
- Competitive Analysis
- Media Analysis
- Women Owned Business
- Social Networking
- Strategic Planning
- Online Marketing
- Public Speaking
- Venture Capital
- Business Strategy
- Program Management
Geri Stengel's Education
Geri Stengel's Additional Information
environment, hiking, biking, adventure travel, theater, swimming
- Groups and Associations:
Columbia Business School: Mentor students launching enterprises and evaluate business plans for competitions. New York University (NYU), Stern School of Business: Mentor students entering business plan competition. Governance Matters member. NYC chapter of the National Association Women’s Business Owners (NAWBO-NYC) member. Social Enterprise Alliance.
- Honors and Awards:
Coached and wrote grand prize winning business plan for the Yale School of Management – The Goldman Sachs Foundation Partnership on Nonprofit Ventures: 2003-2004 National Business Plan Competition for Nonprofit Organizations.
NAWBO-NYC Member of the Year and Most Valuable Player of the Year.
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- consulting offers
- new ventures
- expertise requests
- business deals
- reference requests
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