Jennifer Gardner

Jen Gardner

When it comes to organizational growth, Jennifer knows strong leaders are the secret to success. She understands effective leadership inspires the best productivity from their teams and delivers the winning results organizations crave. Jennifer is focused on partnering with leaders to help them and their teams achieve outstanding performance. 

With 25 years of experience leading human resources and talent management in a variety of industries, Jennifer’s skillful expertise includes organizational development, talent management, employee relations and talent acquisition.

Her extensive background enables her to create deep and impactful changes within organizations. Using Connect the Dots methodology and resources, and leveraging a thorough understanding of the organization’s needs; Jennifer partners with her clients to get results. She views the client relationship as a privilege and an opportunity to be a strategic partner that leads to success.

Jennifer’s clients include CAS, a division of The American Chemical Society, Audi of America and Ryder Logistics. She has also held HR leadership roles for a variety of companies including Deloitte, Motorists Insurance, Highlights for Children and MedVet Medical & Cancer Centers for Pets.  

She regularly shares her knowledge and insights as a speaker to both leadership and human resources audiences. Jennifer also appeared on Good Morning America to share strategic advice for mothers returning to the workplace; an area in which she is passionate.

Jennifer is certified in EQ-i 2.0 to administer and interpret both the Emotional Intelligence instrument and the 360-feedback tool.  Jennifer received a Bachelor of Arts from Miami University and a Master’s in Labor and Human Resource Management from The Ohio State University. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

Jennifer chairs a local chapter of the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO). She also serves on the Governance Board for Make a Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana and is a past chair for the Central Ohio Regional Board. Jennifer is an active alumnus for both Miami University and The Ohio State University. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Human Resources Association of Central Ohio, for which she is a past president. 

Away from the office, Jennifer is an avid traveler, active wish granter for Make A Wish and enjoys music and sports. She loves spending time with family and friends.

Email Jen: jgardner@connectthedotsconsulting.com