Dr. Jenny C. Servo, the founder and President of Dawnbreaker has more than 27 years’ experience in the management of government contracts and in the design of programs for highly creative individuals. Change has been an on-going focus in her efforts with “transformational entrepreneurs”. Cognizant of both the objectives and budget constraints of each federal customer, Dr. Servo combines the best practices from instructional design and change management to the development of unique programs to fill each customer’s objectives. Each program developed for Federal and state agencies are distinct and contain within them variations that address the heterogeneity of the companies participating in each program. Dr. Servo prescribes to the policy of “management by objectives” and has been responsible for ensuring that program process and outcome match agency expectations for all programs across multiple agencies. Dr. Servo is an avid writer and readily conveys best practices in innovation and entrepreneurship in innovation and entrepreneurship in books, articles and magazines on these topics.
Dr. Servo has personally assisted over 375 SBIR/STTR award winners with commercialization and business planning. Since 1990 companies that have worked with Dawnbreaker through a government sponsored program have received in excess of $3B in Phase III funding. Dawnbreaker has been recognized for its contributions as well as its own growth and principles by the Tibbett Award received in 2002, the Rochester Top 100 award in 2005 and 2008, as well as the Rochester Business Ethics Award, presented to Dawnbreaker in 2009 and Best Place to Work Award in 2014.