For nearly 30 years, Jennifer Drago worked as a strategy and operations executive for nonprofit healthcare and senior living organizations in the West Valley, helping develop and implement laser-focused strategy to guide growth.
Recently, Drago launched Peak to Profit, an education and consulting company helping entrepreneurs and small business owners develop growth plans to increase profits, work fewer hours and expand the impact their business have on clients and community. An entrepreneur at heart, she is passionate about sharing her expertise to help other purpose-driven leaders build successful businesses that positively impact society.
Drago served as chief strategy officer for the locally based nonprofit senior living organization, Sun Health, until July 2021, where she was responsible for launching seven home- and community-based health and wellness programs including a Medicare demonstration program ranked best in the country for successful outcomes and several award-winning population health programs. Drago also served as regional controller of Atlas Retail Logistics and as assistant administrator of Boswell and Del Webb hospitals. She was a founding board member of Northwest Valley Connect, a nonprofit volunteer transportation organization serving the West Valley; and the Surprise Sundancers, a volunteer nonprofit organization supporting spring training operations at the Surprise, Ariz. stadium.
Drago has an affinity for entrepreneurial endeavors. In fact, entrepreneurship is in her blood. Both of her parents owned and operated their own businesses for decades in the Valley. Her mother tested and fit people for hearing aids, and her father was a mechanic and custom street rod builder. They were “solopreneurs,” wearing all the operational hats while also serving customers. Drago and her husband have both have owned small businesses during their careers.
“As an entrepreneur, I know firsthand how difficult it can be to work ON the business when you are working so hard IN the business,” Drago said. “I am excited to work with small business leaders to create vision and growth strategies that optimize operations and increase profitability so they can expand their reach and impact.”
Drago has a bachelor’s of science degree in finance, and master’s degrees both in health services administration and in business administration from Arizona State University. She is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
About Peak to Profit, LLC: Peak to Profit, LLC, helps entrepreneurs and small businesses with strategic planning and operational optimization through online courses, consulting and high-performance coaching services. Through its signature “PEAK” framework – focused on planning, execution, analysis and knowledge – entrepreneurs can learn a replicable process for developing, tracking and refining business strategy, which helps them grow and scale profitable businesses. For more information, visit www.PeaktoProfit.com.