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Stacy Hendricks

Senior Executive Vice President
Gold Star


Stacy Hendricks oversees day-to-day operations of Gold Star’s operations in Africa.

Hendricks has extensive experience in strategic business development and planning, project management, and marketing and public relations. Most recently, Hendricks founded Amplify Consulting, working with local, regional, national and international clients to develop business strategies, and financial, operational and marketing plans and strategies. She specializes in start-up companies looking for financing for their businesses.

Hendricks has worked with clients and companies in a wealth of industries including economic development/poverty alleviation, food/agriculture, restaurants/retail/enter-tainment, building/construction, government, publishing, healthcare, legal, software, Internet, wireless and telecommunications. Major clients have included Hewlett-Packard, Lexmark International, Boston Market, Sprint PCS, Airspan Networks, Washington State Department of Health and a half dozen national commodity boards.

Hendricks received her undergraduate degree in advertising/public relations from Texas Christian University, and then moved to Seattle, Wash., where she began working with clients from across the country and around the world, including Europe, Israel, Canada, Australia and China. She then served as international public relations director of Onyx Software before pursuing an advanced degree at Monterey Institute of International Studies, where her MBA emphasis was on business development in developing countries (with an emphasis on Africa).

Hendricks is a senior consultant for Rising International, an organization focused on gender-based economic development in developing countries, whose mission is to help end world poverty by providing women a sustainable living through the sales and marketing of their handicrafts at home parties in the U.S. The organization currently operates in 45 developing countries around the world.

Hendricks has worked with numerous non-profit groups and charitable causes throughout the years in various capacities, and brings this passion for social responsibility and sustainable development to her role in Gold Star, a company she helped to create from the ground up, playing an instrumental role in its strategic development and launch

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