Stephanie Comfort Joins Genesis as Advisory Partner

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Comfort, a former Qwest and Century Link executive, will focus on advising clients on Strategy, Strategic Business Analysis and Planning, and Investor Relations.

Genesis, a leading brand and business consultancy with offices in Denver, CO and Grand Rapids, MI, today announced that Stephanie Comfort has joined the team as Advisory Partner. Stephanie’s role will be focused on advising clients’ senior management teams on Strategy, Strategic Business Analysis and Valuation, Vision-Based Strategic Planning and Investor Relations.

Ms. Comfort will be based in the Denver office but will be involved across the entire organization.

"We are thrilled that one of our former clients has decided to join our team," said Deb Kelly, Managing Partner at Genesis. "Stephanie brings extensive industry insight in analysis and valuation from her investment banking experience, as well as strategy, product development and brand insight from her tenure as an integral part of the executive leadership team of two Fortune 100 companies. She will be advising clients facing the challenges of determining and driving strategic vision, product/service innovation and looking to achieve superior financial results for internal and external stakeholders.”

Most recently, Stephanie was Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Development at CenturyLink. Serving in the same role at Qwest Communications International, she was one of four senior executives selected to join the CenturyLink Leadership Team, post-merger. During her ten years at both companies, Stephanie’s responsibilities included Corporate Strategy, Product Innovation, Brand Strategy, Investor Relations and Mergers and Acquisitions.

Before joining Qwest she held various management and analyst positions including 18 years covering the Telecommunications Services sector as a top-ranked Sell-Side analyst on Wall Street. Stephanie joined Qwest in 2002 from Morgan Stanley where she served as Senior Telecommunications Services Analyst, and was consistently recognized as an Institutional Investor Magazine All-Star Analyst and by The Wall Street Journal as a Top Stock Picker.

"I am pleased to be joining Genesis, a firm known for helping leadership teams build positive momentum in the creation and implementation of their company vision and strategy,” said Comfort. “Genesis' approach to building successful integrated communication from the inside out, based on a thoughtfully developed and well-articulated strategy, is totally consistent with my beliefs and experiences.”

Stephanie holds an MBA from The Wharton School and a BA in Economics from Wellesley College and completed the Kellogg School CEO Perspective Program after being selected to participate by Qwest’s CEO and Board of Directors.


About Genesis, Inc.
Since 1967, Genesis has successfully positioned ideas, messages, products, services, destinations and brands for hundreds of clients of all sizes, across a wide variety of industries and global markets. Genesis specializes in ideas and implementation with capabilities ranging from new concept development to successful market realization.

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