“I believe that all things are possible with the right amount of creative problem solving.”
Co-Founder and President
Teddi is SoLVE’s Co-Founder and President.
Prior to starting SoLVE, Teddi was Co-Owner and President of a marketing and retail events company in Overland Park. The business grew during her time there because she came to deeply understand the needs and challenges of local business owners in Kansas City. She identified a need for a new kind of consulting firm in Kansas City. So, she created SoLVE KC.
Teddi’s career began Washington DC working on Capitol Hill. She transitioned to the Hallmark National Affairs office and that role brought her to Kansas City. She moved into marketing and spent time in product development, licensing, product innovation, customer strategy, integrated marketing, advertising and promotions. She led strategic alliances with companies like Apple, Sony Music, Starbuck’s and (RED).
“I believe that all things are possible with the right amount of creative problem solving. I love being a true consumer in the marketplace and I believe anyone can create big ideas with the right amount of intuition and common sense.”
Teddi’s commitment to community service is extensive. She is the Co-Founder of the National Race for the Cure in Washington DC and the Co-Founder and Chairperson of Kansas City Race for the Cure. She has served on the boards for Camp Encourage, Blue Valley Special Olympics, the Kansas City Komen Foundation and Children International. She is currently Board Chair for the LakeMary Center.
Her experience owning three local businesses provides her with a unique perspective on business ownership, business development and marketing.
Teddi graduated from the University of Northern Colorado and also studied Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, England.
Teddi and her husband Jim, have five children all adopted from around the globe who are active in college baseball, competitive cheerleading and Special Olympics activities. She grew up in the Rocky Mountains and loves going back as often as possible. She loves the Broncos, Royals and she relies on her faith for everything to live her life to the fullest.