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Committed & Passionate

With over 20 years of experience in operations and leadership roles across startups to tech giants, I've discovered the key to unlocking growth lies in the perfect blend of process, people, and product. That's why I founded Pannell Consulting. As a trusted partner, I empower visionary tech CEOs and founders to cultivate effective processes and assemble winning teams, propelling them toward game-changing product innovations.


Now I help CEOs achieve their big ideas by stepping in as a fractional COO partner.


Here are some of the results I’ve produced in past roles and for clients:

  • Doubled development team to meet customer demands through covid and developed an effective remote onboarding program

  • Scaled a platform, team, and operations to function as the mission-critical service for GE cyber security organization.

  • Embedded and shared vision across the organization that drove increased throughput

  • Created clear goals and objectives with a reimagined meeting rhythm to enable execution

  • Crushed silos & egos

  • Transformations that included financing, sourcing, HR, and recruiting to restructure the talent and enable growth in technical capabilities.


Here’s how I can help:

  • Partner with you as a fractional COO so you can focus on vision and strategy

  • Business Process Optimization so your team can get work done faster

  • Program Management that enables you to have a plan, get the right people working on it and achieve that vision and strategy

  • Team Building and Strategy Defining Sessions to facilitate intensive sessions designed to focus and energize your team. These sessions aim to build unity, define clear strategies, and encourage collaborative problem-solving. Harness the power of a collective mindset to drive your tech business towards its objectives.

  • Culture transformation is free with purchase! By getting clear on your vision and strategy, refining exhaustive processes and executing, the changes that occur will lead to culture improvement.


Here’s how we can work together:

  1. Long-term fractional COO engagements. 

  2. 1:1 coaching 

  3. Program management for projects that need efficient execution that are critical to your business sucess

  4. 1-day or multi-day facilitations to create vision and mission, create and/or align on goals, team building to propel the team forward


Schedule some time with me today.


Extra Credit

Women in Technology, Board Chair

Business Information Technology Advisory Board at Virginia Tech, member

2022 Regional Leader Award Winner - RBTC

Why Me?


Get results faster. Leveraging my broad range of experiences, from pulling cable on a data center floor, to leading large organizations through massive changes I am able to provide solutions and work with the team to make decisions quickly. While success is always the focus, I've been successful in getting the team comfortable with starting somewhere and creating a minimal viable product to be able to iterate to the final solution.  


Get everyone excited about the mission. My passion for solving problems tied with my program management & strategy experience enables me to break down and solve problems and build the consensus with the team to achieve the desired outcomes.


My personal mission is to do things that make me happy and still have time for myself and my family. And that means working with companies that share my values and doing work that I find meaningful. That looks like helping companies do better, often times with less. Through my work for them which might be very technical and strategic I also want to help them find joy and purpose in their work, because when you're doing that your so much more productive. When I take on your project, you know I'm in it because I care.

Katie Beach, VA

“I come to you when I need a "big picture view" and when I need someone that will slow me down and add some perspective to the challenge. I see you providing value in your energy, your ability to empower and your strong passion for development in others. "

Deneen DeFiore, OH

"I come to Wendi for; Change Acceleration, Operational Excellence, Putting strategy into Action, Advocacy, and Sponsorship."
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