Jennifer Dietz is President of Financial Statement Services, Inc. (FSSI), an Orange County service company founded by her entrepreneur husband, Jon. Jennifer combines strong management skills, financial savvy, and many years of business experience to effectively manage the company, an industry-leading, high-tech, B2B service provider.
A ‘third culture kid’, Jennifer grew up in Korea, India and Indonesia. She has a Master’s in International Management, equivalent to an International MBA, which led to her first career job at an East Coast bank. She relocated to Southern California in 1981 when she starting working in the Treasury Department of Fluor Corporation, a major international engineering company.
“After my first daughter was born in 1988, I moved from Fluor Corporation to FSSI, where I had been working part-time on the accounting. As I learned the business, my keen interest in process control kicked in and I worked to establish quality processes throughout the operation. This ultimately led to our ability to meet all the requirements of the SSAE 18 Type 2 (SOC 1) audit.”
Jennifer’s staff will testify to her tireless work ethic. “It seems like she’s always around, but even when she isn’t, she’s always available, even when she’s on vacation,” says Henry Perez, COO. “She knows the major aspects of all the jobs, because she negotiated the contracts, and she can relate to any operational issue we’re having.” Karen Elsbury, CFO, and a 22-year employee with FSSI, relates, “I really appreciate Jennifer’s financial background. She instinctively knows what affects the bottom line, and we’re constantly working to improve it.”
Jennifer has built a sustainable sales strategy by developing a program that motivates the sales team and also keeps them accountable. From early sales support with the sales representatives to negotiating the contracts, she has built a strong relationship with FSSI’s clients. “Jennifer approves all the pricing for all the new clients, which means there’s just one stop for sales when we’re bringing on new accounts,” confirms Dan Palmquist, VP of Sales.
Jennifer’s accomplishments at FSSI include enhancing letterStreamOne™ to make it available to all clients and adding comprehensive reporting on workStreamOne™. She also spearheaded FSSI’s recent initiative to attain FSC® certification and has led the efforts to continuous improvement and upgrade of FSSI’s industry-leading tools – workStreamOne and messageStreamOne™.
Wife, Mom, Volunteer
Jennifer and her husband live in Tustin and they have two daughters in master’s programs. She is very active at her church, Irvine Presbyterian Church and in non-profit work, including Caring For China, an organization that is best known for managing orphanages in Central China. She loves to travel and has planned many trips with her family to Europe, Central America and Asia.