My Strive Story: Jennifer Aiken
Strive Consulting wouldn’t be the company it is today without the inspiring group of employees who make up our workforce. We pride ourselves on hiring individuals who bring a diverse group of skills and backgrounds to the table, which set our organization up for success.
Throughout our ‘My Strive Story’ Interview platform, we sit down with members from our different teams within the organization to find out where they came from, why they chose Strive, and what makes their experience here special.
Director, Strategic Accounts
Tell us about yourself.
I’m a Texan that has had many amazing experiences in my “short” life.
I can’t get enough of experiencing different cultures and seeing the world. I have traveled to 5 of the 7 continents and plan to make it to six (Australia), but may leave out Antarctica (burrr). During these travels, I’ve climbed two mountains, eaten great food and food that made me sick, plus walked many, many miles to see amazing historical sites. However, the crown jewel in my life is my family. It all began at the University of Alabama (Roll Tide) a few decades ago and now my husband Tom and I have a wonderful daughter that keeps us busy outside of the office.
Professionally, I have worked in a variety of industries and roles and am loving my current role at Strive Consulting where I am the Director of Strategic Accounts based in our Dallas office for over 6 years.
What attracted you to Strive?
I was working at Strive’s first client located in Texas over 12 years ago. Strive came in and provided great resources, partnership, and solutions to our challenges. When the opportunity was presented to join Strive, it was a no brainer. I was attracted by what I had already experienced on the client side, good leadership and work ethic, plus Strive also provided opportunity for growth personally and professionally.
What keeps you at Strive?
Strive has had tremendous growth, but maintains a personality of being hardworking and flexible in how we accomplish our work with our clients. Strive also encourages fun whenever possible!
Strive is a company where I know I can make an impact. It is a place where ideas are heard and expanded on whether it is for business, our culture, or reaching out to the community.
What makes Strive stand above the rest?
Strive’s agility and our people are what makes us stand above the rest of the competition. We have flexibility in how we support clients, we make adjustments to our business model to address changes in the marketplace, and we listen to our clients to make sure they feel heard and understood.
What are you looking forward to in the future?
I look forward to watching my daughter chase her dreams. Right now, it’s to be a college gymnast at a D1 university. I also look forward to partaking in Strive’s national growth as we expand out markets and services – we are well on our way!
Interested in joining Strive?
Here at Strive Consulting, we foster an active, innovative culture, providing the coaching, mentoring, and support our employees need to work at the top of their game and succeed personally and professionally. Check out our Careers page for open roles and opportunities within Strive. We’re hiring!