Joanna Serkowski

Vice President

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Joanna Serkowski works with private equity clients and their portfolio companies to achieve superior operational and process improvements that increase profitability, organizational strength and agility within their industries. Over a 25-year career, Joanna has built proven expertise in Acquisition Integration, Change Management, Marketing and Strategic Planning. Her numerous professional accomplishments and experiences enable her to accelerate growth strategies, improve operational effectiveness and enhance organizational leadership in business structures ranging from startups to global enterprises.

Her strengths in cultivating a culture of improvement by leveraging application of Lean Six Sigma and change management tools and best practices have enabled Joanna to guide companies through operational and process improvements that yield bottom-line efficiencies. Her work with companies of varying sizes and industries is defined by the realization of substantial improvements in process, cost, quality, service, and capacity.

Joanna’s well-proven combination of financial, management, and operational expertise on the global stage are evident throughout her considerable international experience in Chile, Mexico, Ireland, and across Europe. Her collaborative approach to working with diverse client teams has been the foundation of numerous company transformations.

 

Industry Experience

  • Industrial Equipment
  • Food Products & Services
  • Business Equipment & Services
  • Consumer Non-Durables
  • Automotive
  • Technology
  • Chemicals

Professional Experience

  • Access GE Director – General Electric
  • Carve Out Divestiture Leader – Antares Capital (GE Capital carve out)
  • Customer Growth Leader, Access GE – GE Capital
  • Marketing Leader – GE Capital
  • Executive Leader, Access GE – GE Capital
  • e-Business Leader – GE Financial Assurance (Genworth Financial)
  • e-Commerce Manager – GE Supply (Gexpro)
  • Global Acquisition Integration Manager – GE Supply (Gexpro)
  • Implementation Manager – International Business – GE Supply (Gexpro)
  • Sales & Distribution Leadership Program – GE Supply (Gexpro)

Education

  • MBA, International Business – Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
  • BS, Marketing & Management – University of Colorado, Boulder

Certifications

  • Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt – GE
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt – GE
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt – GE
  • Change Management Facilitator & Coach (Change Acceleration Process) – GE
  • WorkOut Facilitator & Coach – GE

Awards & Recognition

  • GE – Gold Standard Marketing Award – Recognition for achieving marketing excellence for development of the “WattWise” program and mobile application
  • GE – Access GE MVP Award
  • GE Capital – Impact Award (Pinnacle Award) – Recognition of outstanding contributions to business while demonstrating excellence, integrity and professionalism
  • GE Capital – Renew and Grow Sales Award – Recognition of extraordinary efforts to help customers win

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Northwest Quality Forum

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • FareStart

Personal Interests & Endeavors

Joanna enjoys traveling and participating in a variety of outdoor activities.

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