The 2010 Small Jewels: Lenati

Jennifer Winter and Kris Klein both began their careers with Arthur Andersen and then moved over to Hitachi Consulting. But the “big firm” way of doing business just wasn’t for them, so the two co-founded Vitalent Group in 2005, which was renamed Lenati in January 2009.

Jennifer Winter Jennifer Winter and Kris Klein both began their careers with Arthur Andersen and then moved over to Hitachi Consulting. But the “big firm” way of doing business just wasn’t for them, so the two co-founded Vitalent Group in 2005, which was renamed Lenati in January 2009.

“Andersen got a lot less compelling for us because big services, I think, really is organized around—in the end—outsourcing and systems implementations,” Winter says. “So, we were both passionate about how do you make an organization more competitive in the market, grow share, grow revenue, and it just wasn’t happening for us at a big firm.”

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