Raised in Springfield, Missouri, Jennifer holds a bachelor's degree in Finance from Missouri State University. She also holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Southeast Missouri State University and two graduate degrees in banking through Vanderbilt and Louisiana State.
Jennifer began her work in banking during her first year of college. She spent fifteen continuous years in the financial services industry, half of them on the corporate side of the business. In 2003, Jennifer relocated from St. Louis to her husband's hometown of Cape Girardeau. Four years later, she left her banking career as Chief Financial Officer and Marketing Director for a locally owned bank to start the consulting firm.
Jennifer and her husband, Rhett, started Hendrickson Business Advisors, LLC in 2007, fulfilling a lifelong dream of owning their own business. The firm provides business consulting services to small and mid-sized businesses across all industries. They also own a business brokerage franchise: Murphy Business of Cape Girardeau. She is a Board Certified Intermediary (BCI) and also a Certified Merger & Acquisition Intermediary (CMAI) allowing her to facilitate transactions up to $500 million.
Giving back to the community has always been a priority for Jennifer. She is former president for the Zonta Club of Cape Girardeau Area, former chair of Chamber Young Professionals, former board member for the St. Louis Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, former board member of the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce, current board member of Progressive Farm Credit Services and an active member in several other service groups. She has been awarded with Business Today's 40 Under 40 and the Support Services Award from the Southeast Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross. She was also a nominee for Zonta's Women of Achievement Award in 2009. Hendrickson Business Advisors was also recognized as the Cape Chamber's Small Business of the Year in 2012.
Together, Rhett and Jennifer have one daughter and reside in Cape Girardeau. In their spare time, they enjoy traveling, SCUBA diving, reading, and community service.
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