Jennifer Rittenhouse is a leader, trusted advisor and faculty member of the University of Tennessee Haslam College of Business. Her experience spans both the academic and professional arena. Throughout her 25-year corporate career, she developed extensive experience assisting organizations to develop a talented and diverse workforce. Jennifer currently provides consulting services to help organizations develop and lead their most valuable asset: their people. Her specialty areas include Human Capital Management, Learning and Development, Organizational Effectiveness, and Business Strategy. Jennifer presents at many different venues including both academic and practitioner-oriented conferences. At the University of Tennessee, Jennifer currently teaches undergraduate classes in strategy and international business. She also works in the Executive and Professional MBA programs providing leadership coaching.
Jennifer served a Vice President of Human Resources at AMETEK where she was a division Global Human Resources lead for the organization. In this role, she had HR leadership responsibility for manufacturing in the US, UK, India and China, and a sales force located throughout the world. Before joining AMETEK, Jennifer was a successful HR executive at PepsiCo for over ten years. While at PepsiCo, Jennifer focused on the alignment and engagement of the organization’s human resources to realize significant, measurable improvements. Over the course of her career, Jennifer gained extensive experience leading acquisitions and integrations from a talent perspective. Jennifer shares lessons learned from her career with the students in the classroom allowing them to learn from her “real world” experiences.
Jennifer earned a Bachelor’s in Business, a Master’s in Human Resources and Labor Relations, and a Master’s in Management. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Business Administration.