Jerroll M. Sanders
Experience that Spans Industries, Roles and Decades
President and CEO of ForChiefExecutives.com—an online portal that caters to chief executives and senior business leaders.
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President and CEO of Jireh Consulting, Inc., dba The Writing Company, Dépêche Advertising & Design and Diversannt.
Sanders launched and grew Jireh Consulting, Inc.–a company with three divisions–into a multi-million dollar firm. The Writing Company division of Jireh Consulting, Inc., offered award-winning writing, training and consulting services. Dépêche Advertising & Design provided marketing, advertising and public engagement services to a host of private and public clients. Diverssant offered customers unique and innovative supplier diversity and workplace inclusion training. Diversannt also helped companies develop supplier diversity strategies and policies. The combined performance of all three divisions earned Jireh Consulting an impeccable reputation for quality and timely delivery. and helped Jireh amass a national roster of clients that included Union Pacific Railroad, Marriott Corporation, Anheuser-Busch Companies, St. Louis Minority Supplier Development Council, State of Missouri, City of St. Louis, MO, Bi-State Transit Authority, St. Louis Regional Commerce and Growth Association (RCGA), Hallmark Card Company, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alberici Construction Company, Boatmen’s Bank (Bank of America), HBE Corporation, St. Louis Convention Center, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), St. Louis Rams and countless others.
Formidable 2009 Detroit Mayoral Candidate
In 2009, Jerroll waged a fierce campaign to become Mayor of Detroit, MI. Jerroll’s pledge to use the political process to transform lives and her strong debate performance resonated with the citizens of Detroit and catapulted her to the top of the race. On election night, Jerroll was a major contender against incumbent Mayor Dave Bing. Tom Barrow–a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)–raced ahead of Sanders after 93 percent of the votes had been tallied.
Sanders—Recognized for Getting Things Done!
According to Jerroll, “Business has always been her thing.” Even as a ten-year=old who rang the register at her family’s neighborhood store, Jerroll enjoyed a rush from participating in the operation of her family’s business. As the family business grew, Sanders became more committed, leaving school headed straight to the business where she often worked until closing hours. By age 17, Jerroll would periodically oversee the family’s newest business addition while family members drove their semi-trucks down the highways and bi-ways to pickup loads of watermelons and Christmas trees sold at what the family called “the lot.” The lot was a very profitable open air market in the City of Detroit that sold meats, vegetables, wild game, fruits, melons, soil, dairy and canned food items.
After college, Sanders returned to take an active role in the family’s manufacturing business, Security Land Door Company, which was first to manufacture and sell ornamental storm doors in mass to the citizens of Detroit. Sanders increased company sales by 300 percent in one year and installed quality processes throughout the company, from inventory management to customer service. Eager to experience a non-family business environment, Sanders joined Mobil Oil Company where she received accolades for exceptional performance that included helping dealers and bulk-plant operators manage successful enterprises. Sanders subsequently joined Southwestern Bell Company (a division of AT&T) where she designed a major integrated system to track Southwestern Bell’s 200 million dollar inventory investment. She also designed and implemented systems to reconcile perpetual inventory records to Southwestern Bell’s inventory general ledger. Sanders was recognized by Southwestern Bell’s most senior management for exceptional project management, consistent on-time delivery and project excellence. She departed AT&T to launch her own firm, Jireh Consulting, Inc.