Jenna Beckmann is a Director in the Advisory Services practice of Brown Smith Wallace where she specializes in business performance consulting.
She helps clients assess and streamline their processes, identifies key gaps and opportunities using Fast Track Assessment methodology, and develops improvement recommendations for growth. Jenna devotes herself to improving clients’ productivity, performance, and organization.
As a project leader and integral team member, Jenna brings a strategic, hands-on approach to deliver business transformation projects. With a focus on project and change management, she leverages her industry experience to bring insights and benchmarks to her engagements. In addition to Jenna’s business improvement experience, she has led a variety of projects including software selection and implementation, standard costing conversion design, chart of accounts redesign, profit center accounting structure design and implementation, and organizational structure reviews.
Jenna’s broad range of industry experience includes health care, food and beverage, automotive, oil, packaging materials, and energy industries.
Before joining Brown Smith Wallace, Jenna held several roles at Anheuser-Busch where she was responsible for implementing best practices, facilitating leadership performance reviews, increasing employee engagement and integrating acquired companies into the organization.
While at Anheuser-Busch, Jenna:
- Led a cross-functional M&A integration team to successfully spearhead the strategic planning and system, process, and back-office integrations of wholesalers, craft breweries, and new brands.
- Owned financial operations for Hiball & Alta Palla including devising the budgeting strategy, driving cost-saving initiatives, and implementing the financial reporting structure.
- Managed a global program designed to improve results and promote sharing, replication and sustainability of best practices.
- Drove the Anheuser-Busch Global Visibility Initiative leveraging Microsoft O365 tools such as O365 SharePoint, PowerBI, and Flow.
Prior to Anheuser-Busch, Jenna worked at PwC as a management consultant. Jenna earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Management from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign