From Ingram's Magazine
Meet Quentin Jennings
, Exhibit A in the case for demonstrating that you can be entrepreneurial without actually owning a business. A shareholder at Polsinelli PC, Jennings concentrates on corporate transactions, startup ventures, and mergers and acquisitions. From small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, he’s worked with a client based on deals ranging from $100,000 to $250 million, drawing on a skill set that includes effective communication, problem-solving, leadership and team play.
The second in his family to earn a college degree—and the first lawyer—Jennings traces the roots of his success to “my single-mother’s work ethic,” which inspires him to excel in every task. “I consistently employ a Can-Do management style, with a vision and tenacity to achieve superior results in the most efficient and timely manner,” Jennings says. He and his wife, Melissa, are parents of 1-year-old Braylen, and Jennings balances work and home life with additional duties as a governor’s appointee to the Kansas City Board of Elections, and as a member of Power Connections, a mentoring program for businesses owned by minorities and women. He has logged volunteer service with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City, is a graduate of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Missouri program, and the 36-year-old Jennings, a skilled interviewer and recruiter, is also chairman of the Polsinelli Diversity Committee.