The Tannywood Group, Inc. is a San Diego-based company formed in 2005. Since this time, we have served our many clients with a commitment to integrity, growth, challenge and accountability.

Lauren Tanny, Founder

  • Experience: Over 20 years in executive management roles with P&L responsibility
  • Leadership: Powerful facilitator, experienced brainstorming leader, and natural coach and mentor
  • Primary focus: Executive development; strategic planning; facilitation
  • Education: B.S. magna cum laude Dartmouth College; M.B.A. Stanford University

Lauren has run her own company, a venture-backed start-up, and a business unit of a $200-million publicly-traded software company, all with full P&L responsibility. She was Chief Operating Officer of Achieva College Prep Centers, a provider of online college prep courses for high school students, now owned by Kaplan. She grew Achieva’s Schools Division from an idea into the entire focus of the company, building revenue to $8 million in one year. She previously managed a business unit for publicly-traded Broderbund Software, producing 30% of the company’s profits. Her additional experience includes senior management roles in several disciplines: VP of Sales and Product Development for Krames Communications, a $30 million health education publisher; consumer wine marketing for Gallo, Almaden and The Wine Group; and finance and acquisitions for Fireman’s Fund and CIGNA.

Lauren’s functional experience includes general management, operations, sales, marketing and finance. Throughout her career, she has revamped pricing, entered new markets and added new product lines, all resulting in significantly improved profitability. She has transformed cultures, hired dozens of people, fired a few, and is a constant catalyst for change and improvement.

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You may also be interested in reading Lauren’s recent interview with JustGoodBusiness.

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