who are we?

Jenner Group is named after Jenner, California, a quaint, seaside village located about two hours north of San Francisco. Visitors can enjoy a walk along a quiet beach where a harbor seal colony makes its home, or go horseback riding along a coastal ridge. It’s a quiet place where the Russian River converges with the Pacific Ocean. It’s a calm place, where people go to relax and reflect. It’s a place where the world just seems to slow down.

And that’s the feeling Jenner Group strives to bring to our engagements. We want our clients to have a trusted partner who can “slow the game down” through changing times. We know that our clients hire us to help change the status quo, and there’s almost always a high degree of urgency to do so. That need for change, coupled with the need to hurry, usually means stressful times lie ahead. We want to reduce that for our clients.

We believe that our experience and passion for our clients – coupled with outstanding customer service and industry expertise – will help our clients find a sense of calm while facing the winds of change.

At Jenner, California, where the Russian River meets the Pacific Ocean, nature converges to create a place of serenity. At Jenner Group, we seek convergence, as well: the client’s vision, our experience, converging to make our clients’ futures real.


Jim Obermaier
Jim is President and Founder of Jenner Group, Inc.  Jim has more than 20 years of experience in program and project management, having run projects in a variety of organizations including health care, utilities, pharmaceutical, government, and non-profits throughout the United States.

Sally Perkins
Sally is a teacher / consultant of presentational speaking and a professional storyteller.  Holding a Ph.D. in rhetoric from the University of Kansas, Sally has taught presentational speaking for 26 years.  Currently she teaches “Speech for Business” at Butler University.  She also conducts workshops on presentational speaking and coaches individuals within organizations to become more commanding presenters.