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M & S Solutions is led by Debbie Schmidt Johnson who offers significant expertise in strategic planning, sales, marketing and general organization management. She spent her 20+ year career successfully performing these functions in the high technology marketplace, first for AT&T, then for Lucent Technologies, and lastly, for Expanets, a company who purchased her division of Lucent Technologies.

Over these years, she enjoyed the benefit of excellent training, exposure to and coaching by some of the best minds in the industry, and the opportunity to gain experience with many disciplines. After obtaining this invaluable expertise, Debbie followed the call to entrepreneurship in order to 'run her own show' and create her own success.
While she has the greatest experience in sales, having progressed through the selling organization ranks from Account Executive to Vice President, she also spent several years in charge of strategic planning for a Lucent Technologies division and several more years in marketing. As a result of managing the Lucent Technologies catalog/call center business in Cincinnati, she has extensive call center and direct marketing knowledge as well as client segmentation, relationship management and measurement expertise.
Effectively running her own sales and service business while as a Vice President of a three-state region (OH, IN, KY) for Lucent Technologies, she has a very broad-based business background, including business planning, action planning, project management, priority setting, staying focused, and key business measurements. She is especially adept at leading groups to consensus, building solid achievable plans, and most importantly, getting results. Of course, she also developed extensive coaching skills over the years, managing organizations of over 150 associates.

Debbie has been very active in her community. In Cincinnati this included Chairing the Board of Directors for Leadership Cincinnati, serving on the Executive Committee of Cincinnatus as well as leadership positions on numerous non-profit agency boards such as Junior Achievement, the Community Action Agency Foundation, the Fourth Street Boutique (Dress for Success), The First Tee, Interparish Ministries, and the Greater Cincinnati Nutrition Council Advisory Board (ex-Board Chair). She received the Leading Women award from the University of Cincinnati in 2002. Having just recently moved to Austin, Texas, Debbie has already joined the Impact Austin Board of Trustees as Marketing Chair. Her executive, non-profit experience enables her to provide broad-based mentoring for this part of the marketplace, especially planning, marketing, client analysis, board development and personal coaching.

A native of Nebraska, she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska and has had the opportunity for substantial on-the-job training and additional coursework, including classes at MIT and other leading organizations such as Peter Senge's Innovation Associates. A resume can be provided upon request. | 512.517.9485 | © M&S Solutions, LLC | Designed by Matt Johnson