Medina Jett is the Founder and CEO of Integrated Compliance Solutions Group, LLC (“ICSGroup”), an international compliance firm that provides legal and compliance services to asset managers throughout the United States and Africa. A former securities attorney, Medina made the shift to compliance early in her career and became the chief compliance officer at Cigna Investments, Prudential Retirement and The Hartford Group Benefits Division all before reaching the age of 40.
In 2008, Medina earned an MBA while maintaining her CCO role at The Hartford and immediately embarked on her dream of being an entrepreneur. Medina made history by becoming the only African American woman in the entire world to own an asset management compliance firm. ICSGroup is proudly one of very few woman or minority-owned businesses to be featured in a Harvard Business Review Case Study. Business students around the globe now learn from Medina and her entrepreneurial journey to launch and scale her international company.
During the pandemic, Medina was moved to launch her newest venture, Jett Speaks, LLC, through which she is able to pursue her passion to inspire and empower professional women and people of color. Jett Speaks focuses on three verticals: career development, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Through speaking engagements and individual and group coaching managed by the Jett Speaks team, Medina will inspire women and people of color with her story and provide them with the skills, strategies and unwritten corporate rules they’ll need to break through glass and cement ceilings.
Medina is a graduate of Wesleyan University, Georgetown Law School and she holds an MBA in finance from the University of Connecticut School of Business. She is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program at Babson College.
Medina is the recipient of many awards and recognition most notably, ICSGroup was voted Best New Start-Up by the Hartford Business Journal. Medina is the recipient of the Anti-Defamation League’s Torch of Liberty Award; the Urban League of Southern Connecticut’s Diversity Award; the Tri-State Diversity Council’s Influential Women Award; and the Hartford Business Journal’s Top Women in Business Award. Medina recently inspired the Class of 2019 to “dream big and execute” as the Alumni Speaker at the University of Connecticut’s Executive MBA Program Commencement.