Capacity Assessment, Transitional Planning and Coaching
Articles from CDS Consulting publications
Articles in Cooperative Grocer
Other works by Jeanie Wells
She was the general manager at Community Mercantile until 2009, where she built strong infrastructure, systems and a fostered a strong management team, in addition to planning and leading two major expansions, before leaving to become a food co-op consultant.
At CDS CC, Jeanie focuses on operational improvement and planning, organizational capacity assessment and development plans, and price strategy development. Jeanie often works in tandem with expansion planning efforts to help create solid internal readiness plans. A benefit of working with Jeanie is that she brings insight and the relevant current management practices to her work, whether working with small co-ops or large multi-store operations.
“I love creating systems," Jeanie said. She began her career stocking in the produce department because she was interested in learning about how local food systems and cooperation work. “That has carried me forward. It is what brought me to where I am and holds my passion now. My enthusiasm for systems and order is also why I also enjoy organizational structure development and expansion planning. Strong planning and systems can help co-ops achieve so much more as they take on big expansion projects.”
Jeanie’s services include:
Francis Murphy, General Manager, Neighborhood Co-op Grocery, Carbondale, IL
Matt Stanley, General Manager, Astoria Co-op Grocery, Astoria, Oregon
Care Kerlin, General Manager, Whole Foods Co-op, Erie, Penn.
Amy Fields, former General Manager, Eastside Food Co-op, Minneapolis, Minn.
Jacqueline Hannah, General Manager, Common Ground Food Co-op, Urbana, Ill.