Tiffany C. Wright is a world traveler (39 countries and counting) who brings a varied, distinct perspective and set of skills to Cogent. Tiffany began her career as an intern for 4 summers at General Motors, then spent several years at Honda in the U.S. and Japan after graduating with a BS in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Ohio State. She later obtained her MBA from the Wharton School of Business and worked in finance, business development, and strategy positions at Enron, Siebel Systems, and Georgia Institute of Technology. She started and ran a real estate investment firm then purchased and operated a commercial construction publication. She previously served as interim COO for several business services, construction and real estate companies.
She is also the author of two small business financing books and has written numerous articles for UPS Store, ADP, Key Bank, and others on a range of small business topics.
With this background, Tiffany is highly skilled at examining the pieces of the business puzzle and putting it all together to resolve organizational, personnel, operational, and strategic issues. She focuses on obtaining buy-in on all levels and getting at the true source of the issues.
The businesses she has worked with at Cogent have experienced significant positive operational changes, ranging from revenue increases of 20% to as high as 250%, a sales price increase of 2.5 times, moving from cash flow negative to strongly cash flow positive and more. The intangible results have also been noteworthy: owners able to retire stress-free, owner work weeks reduced from 70 hours to 30 , and employee retention greatly improved.