Likes cheese, dangerous sports and the color blue. She hails from Virginia, attended Haverford College in Pennsylvania and the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, none of which explains why she sounds like she was born and raised in the Midwest. Or why she named her cat Dog. Amanda climbed Mts. Rainier, Salcantay, and Kilimanjaro and now is the CEO of Jellyvision, also without benefit of oxygen.
Why I like to work at Jellyvision
Jellyvision people are some of the most talented, creative people I could ever hope to work and snack with. When I joined in 2000, the company was mostly focused on interactive games and not failing. Today, we’re leaders in decision support technology and we’re not-failing with gusto. The credit for our transformation goes to a world-class team of obsessives, weirdos, geniuses, wizards, and all-around nice people.
Amanda’s Wordy Bio
Amanda Lannert is the Chief Executive Officer of Jellyvision and has been a key figure in driving the company since its founding in 2001. Under Amanda’s leadership, Jellyvision has become one of Chicago’s fastest growing tech companies, adding about 100 employees a year while remaining cash flow positive. The company has grown to serve hundreds of mostly Fortune 1000 clients with ALEX®, the most helpful employee decision support platform on the planet. In 2017, nearly 17 million employees and $101 billion dollars’ worth of premium decisions were entrusted to ALEX. Meanwhile, the company has been recognized as the Best Software Company and Best Culture by the Moxies, the 2015 Lighthouse winner by the ITA, a top 10 best place to work in Chicago by The Chicago Tribune and the #1 place for millennials to work in Chicago according to Crain’s, and named to the Entrepreneur’s 2018 Top Company Cultures List.
Prior to joining Jellyvision, Amanda managed global brands for Kellogg’s while at Leo Burnett, where she developed strategies and implemented campaigns for Pop-Tarts and Nutri-Grain bars, in addition to spending two years in a new business and new brand development think tank.
Amanda was named CEO of the Year at the Moxie Awards in 2014 and 2015, Woman in Tech in 2016, Woman of the Year for the Chicago Rotary Club of 2018, the ITA’s CEO of the year in 2018, and was recognized as 2016’s Industry Champion by the Illinois Technology Association. She has been profiled in the Chicago Tribune and Crain’s. She is also active in Chicago’s startup community, having served on the advisory boards of 1871 and Starter League, a board member of NowSecure, JB Training Solutions, and the Illinois Technology Association, and as a member of ChicagoNEXT, an organization dedicated to driving growth and opportunity in the Chicago business community. She also serves as “Super Mentor” for Chicago incubators Impact Engine and TechStars, where she was also named Mentor of the Year. Mrs. Lannert is quick to laugh and enjoys a good cupcake.