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Beth Hendler-Grunt

Beth Hendler-Grunt

President

Beth Hendler-Grunt is a dynamic leader, adviser and facilitator who has extensive experience consulting from start-ups to Fortune 500 firms. She has proven success with guiding firms, sales teams and individuals to achieve their sales performance and strategic planning goals.

Ms. Hendler-Grunt is leveraging and scaling her corporate expertise by bringing that experience to college students to help them succeed when they graduate. This is based on a clear understanding of the career development process and the requirements needed to succeed in today’s competitive environment. Next Great Step has facilitated student strategy and development sessions for recent graduates and current students at leading universities as well as one-on-one consultations.

Ms. Hendler-Grunt earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis in 1992 and a Masters of Business Administration from the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University in 1998. Ms. Hendler-Grunt has over 20 years of business and sales leadership success in the high tech and management consulting sector.

Lauren Aaron

Lauren Aaron

Vice President

Ms. Aaron is an experienced leader in both the financial sector and non-profit world. Her experience ranges from corporate finance at a large bank, to leading several boards in the non-profit sector, including the Charles T. King Student Loan Fund, providing need-based, interest free loans to further educational goals of local students. Her strong financial and analytical roles help her bring creative solutions to complex situations. As a ‘go-to’ problem solver, she adds another dimension to guiding students and graduates by simplifying the career search process.

She earned her B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Rutgers University Graduate School of Management.

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