WHO WE ARE
Gabrielle Jenkins, Managing Partner, is a business professional with 25 years of diverse experience in Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial environments in public and privately-held organizations spanning the retail, supply chain, and financial services industries.
Prior to joining Waypoint Growth Advisors, Gabrielle served as President of Bridenbaugh Partners Inc., a consulting firm that helps companies maximize their return on their biggest investment, their people, utilizing such tools as consulting, behavior and value assessments, job analysis training and development.
For 9 years, Gabrielle served as member of the Senior Management team of a privately held wholesale distributor, subsequently acquired by Berkshire Hathaway. During her tenure, the company’s revenue size grew from $90 million to $380 million with growth in employment of 225 to over 600. Her expertise is in leadership growth and maximizing employee ROI.
Gabrielle spent the initial portion of her career as an HR Professional leading recruitment, compensation, training and organizational development programs for a number of growing firms. She led, developed and implemented programs focused on Talent Management, Salesforce Effectiveness and Leadership Development which resulted in significant growth in sales, productivity, and profitability.
She is a graduate of Lehigh University and a Certified Professional Behavior, Values and Attributes Analyst. She has lead lectures in a variety of public forums including the Association for Corporate Growth, Technology Capital Network at MIT, and the BIO International Convention.
Prior to joining Waypoint Growth Advisors, Merrill was Vice President of Operations for Sager Electronics, accountable for operational performance and the management and alignment of the company’s state-of-the-art distribution network. Delivering innovative business solutions and operational excellence, she has a successful track record of sustainable business results and leadership in the industry. As a 4th generation member of the Executive Management Team at Sager, Merrill helped grow the 125-year old family-owned company to world-class levels, both organically and through numerous acquisitions, ultimately positioning it for sale to TTI Inc., a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family.
Merrill’s career spans over 25 years with Sager, holding leadership positions in nearly every core business discipline in the company such as sales, distribution, purchasing, marketing communications, human resources, and training. Committed to driving continuous improvement, she led the design and implementation of an industry-leading Quality system that included an enterprise-training program and key performance metric system. She was a leading member on multiple corporate acquisitions and computer system upgrade teams, continuing to design and implement system enhancements to improve efficiency throughout her career at Sager. Well-respected by her colleagues, Merrill was chosen as Chairperson for ECIA’s Supply Chain Council that drives best practices throughout the electronic components industry.
Merrill holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. She is active in her community volunteering in support of youth sports programs and participating in local fundraising events.