Hi! I’m DeLynne Ano, Founder and CEO of Process Panda.
Some might say I march to the beat of a different drum. When everyone else goes right, I go left. When they see problems, I see potential. It’s not because I’m a rebel*; I was simply born with the ability to see things most people can’t.
When a daring CEO tells me about a seemingly outlandish vision, I immediately buy in. After all, like the late Steve Jobs once said, “the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
As far as I’m concerned, there’s no greater privilege than supporting someone that’s doing business as UN-usual by tapping into my core strengths of creating innovative systems and customized procedures.
*Disclaimer: I might be a little bit of a rebel. But that’s a different story.
Powerful Vision Coming to Life
Prior to opening Process Panda, Inc., I spent 3 decades working in the sourcing departments of corporate giants including Nestle and Disney. My job was to identify and manage relationships with the vendors that supplied everything from ice cream wrappers to the packaging used in frozen meals to Marketing Services.
It wasn’t unusual for me to oversee the procurement of contracts that hovered around the 20 million dollar mark. But you know what was unusual? Finding a small business — especially one that was minority-owned or woman-owned — with the infrastructure to support a contract of that size.
When corporate America began rapidly adopting concepts like sustainability and diversity, I was responsible for their inclusion in the worldwide supply chain at Disney. I was always on the hunt for innovative and intriguing products created by minority-owned or woman-owned businesses with a solid infrastructure. Yet, since so few existed—and I’m a nurturer by nature—I began coaching small businesses to develop the framework needed to win contracts with us. And one step at a time, I gave small businesses a big voice in the corporate landscape.
The Truth and Nothing But the Truth
If there’s one thing I’ve learned working with small business owners all these years, it’s this: entrepreneurs create chaos. They often have big visions that require them to break rules and cross boundaries that are neither spoken of or seen, but everyone knows they’re there. Because they have the courage to do business differently, entrepreneurs disrupt industries. But in doing so, they stir up the crazy.
That’s where the Process Panda team comes in. We soak up your visionary dream and create the structure and actionable processes needed to bring it to life. And in doing so, we energize and unite teams around your shared vision that brings game-changing ideas to market.
Where it All Began
I was raised in a single parent home in a small oil town somewhere in the middle of California. Everyday life was chaotic.
My mom was a special education teacher who taught me everyone should be given the opportunity to win—even when, especially when — the puzzle pieces of life didn’t fit together easily. I suppose that’s why now there are few things I love as much as making puzzle pieces fit together and bringing order out of chaos.
Systems. Processes. Infrastructure. Efficiency. Order. These words are our love language and they explain what we bring to the table through Process Panda. We create customized solutions so employees know exactly how to delight their bosses and fit the puzzle pieces of big ideas together.
Are you ready to see things from a new perspective? To add premium oil to your business engine so it runs better, smoother, and longer? Our team would be honored to support yours. To discuss a partnership opportunity, get in touch.