DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS OUTSTANDING ALUMNI AWARD

RutledgeJennifer Rutledge, B.B.A.’04
Chief Operations Officer
SalesPage Technologies

Jennifer Rutledge joined SalesPage Technologies in 2014 as chief operations officer. During her time at the Kalamazoo-based software firm, she and her team have been successful in growing the company with new clients, improved product offerings and a 30 percent increase in staff— several straight from WMU! Providing data management, sales reporting and turnkey CRM solutions to the financial services industry, SalesPage clients include Allianz Global Investors, BlackRock, NEI Investments and Ridgeworth Investments, among others.

Prior to joining SalesPage, Rutledge worked at VML as a group program director and a member of the Chicago-Kalamazoo leadership team. Rutledge and her team worked on some of Kellogg’s most cutting-edge digital projects and created operational synergies among the four main locations that do agency work for Kellogg: Sydney, Australia; Chicago; Kansas City; and Kalamazoo. Rutledge started her career at BlueGranite, with one of her key projects being building a software program to manage business operations for a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Rutledge has taught classes for a number of higher education institutions and companies in the area. She is a certified project management professional and a member of the Western Michigan Project Management Institute. Rutledge enjoys giving back to WMU and the community and has served on the Kalamazoo Area Women’s Festival board and the Girl Scouts Kalamazoo Glowing Embers board of directors.