Jennifer Mazzanti is the CEO and Co-founder of eMazzanti Technologies, a 4X Microsoft Partner of the Year, and 9X Inc. 5000 list honoree. As the leader of a woman-owned technology business, she inspires others and gives back to the community through the company’s ocean wildlife conservation effort, the Blue Project. As part of the project, she has participated with her husband, Carl, and two boys in whale shark tagging voyages and promoted ocean wildlife conservation efforts.
Being in the World Trade Center on 9-11, shortly after she started her business was a monumental challenge that made her strong enough to survive anything. It forged a security-first mindset that has made the business successful through ups and downs, the great recession, Hurricane Sandy, and other disasters.
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Thank you so much for giving us your time! Before we begin, could you introduce yourself to our readers and take us through what exactly your company does and what your vision is for its future?
Jennifer Mazzanti: eMazzanti’s team of trained, certified IT experts rapidly deliver increased revenue growth, data security, and productivity for clients ranging from law firms to high-end global retailers, providing advanced cybersecurity, retail and payment technology, cloud and mobile solutions, multi-site implementations, 24×7 outsourced network management, remote monitoring, and support.
eMazzanti has made the Inc. 5000 list 9X, including eight consecutive years, is a 4X Microsoft Partner of the Year, the #1 ranked NYC area MSP, and NJ Business of the Year!
eMazzanti seeks only long-term relationships with customers, vendors, and employees. Together, we drive long-term success for our associates and families through good times and bad.
NO child ever says I want to be a CEO/entrepreneur when I grow up. What did you want to be and how did you get where you are today?
Jennifer Mazzanti: I love the ocean and thought about being an oceanographer. When I met my business partner and future husband that put us on a common path to start our IT services company. Being in the World Trade Center on 9-11, shortly after we started the business was a monumental challenge that made us strong enough to survive anything. It forged a security-first mindset that has made the business successful through ups and downs, the great recession, Hurricane Sandy, and other disasters.
Tell us something about yourself that others in your organization might be surprised to know.
Jennifer Mazzanti: My future husband and co-founder sought me out as a business partner on a recommendation from a mentor.
Many readers may wonder how to become an entrepreneur but what is an entrepreneur? How would you define it?
Jennifer Mazzanti: Someone that believes enough in their own abilities to take risks and withstand the doubts of others and the inevitable challenges that successful business founders face.
What is the importance of having a supportive and inclusive culture?
Jennifer Mazzanti: We built a successful organization by seeking only long-term relationships. A supportive and inclusive culture is necessary to make employees feel valued enough to want to stay.
How can a leader be disruptive in the post covid world?
Jennifer Mazzanti: Most successful innovations happen in small increments. We seek to be disruptive via continuous technology training and adoption. When a big opportunity comes along, being current with the latest technology makes us prepared to capitalize on it.
If a 5-year-old asked you to describe your job, what would you tell them?
Jennifer Mazzanti: We help people do their jobs better.
Leaders are usually asked about their most useful qualities but let’s change things up a bit. What is your most useless talent?
Jennifer Mazzanti: I’m good with dogs.
Thank you so much for your time but before we finish things off, we do have one more question. If you wrote a book about your life until today, what would the title be?
Jennifer Mazzanti: “One Step Ahead of Disaster”
Jed Morley, VIP Contributor to ValiantCEO and the host of this interview would like to thank Jennifer Mazzanti for taking the time to do this interview and share her knowledge and experience with our readers.
If you would like to get in touch with Jennifer Mazzanti or her company, you can do it through her – Linkedin Page
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