8 entrepreneurs who scaled and lived to tell the tale

Jenny Fukumoto-Pasko News & Press

The growth story: Amanda Lannert’s first move as Jellyvision CEO in 2007 was to scale down the company from 70 employees to 12. Her goal was to refocus on a virtual-assistant product that helped employees at such companies as Comcast and FedEx navigate their health insurance options. As that product, called ALEX, took off, Lannert, 44, went the other way, rebuilding Jellyvision’s team to a current headcount of 350 at its offices off the Clybourn Corridor.

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