Susan Sentell is an experienced board director, CEO and strategic advisor. She leverages over 30 years of accomplishments, including as a president of an $8 billion public technology business and CEO of two private equity-owned information services companies to help organizations quickly deliver profitable growth and create long-term value.
Sentell founded The Sentell Group, a strategic advisory firm specializing in helping C-level executives of public, private and family-owned companies embrace transformation, improve strategy execution, operating performance and develop as stronger leaders. She enjoys serving as a trusted coach and mentor to senior executives as they progress through their careers
Sentell is an experienced corporate board director and currently serves on the boards of Meridian Group International, Sepire and NorthShore University HealthSystems. She is also an operating partner with Lake Pacific Partners, a private equity firm focused on the consumer products industry.
A proven innovator, Sentell is known for her expertise in strategic business transformation and growth acceleration. She was recently CEO and President of Gladson, a tech-enabled information services company that supports the merchandising, sales, and supply chain needs of Fortune 1000 manufacturers and retailers. While serving as a board member, she was recruited by the private-equity owners to assume CEO responsibilities and strategically transform the company to capitalize on the growth of digital commerce across the industry. After significantly increasing top and bottom line growth, Sentell led the successful sale of the company. Previously, was CEO and President of Percipient, a privately-held information services company offering merchandising and demand management solutions. While there, she quickly executed a turnaround of the legacy business and led the strategic and operational transformation into an enterprise software and services company.
Sentell gained significant Fortune 100 experience with a distinguished 14-year career with Sprint Corporation, where as a president of the $8 billion Sprint Business division, she had direct accountability for strategy and all operating results. During her tenure the business expanded markets, grew share and achieved double-digit annual revenue and profit growth at a time when the competitive climate was driving steep price declines.
She is an active member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), The International Women’s Forum (IWF), Private Directors Association (PDA) and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).
Susan and her husband live in the Chicagoland area and have two adult children.