Carey Jenkins is CEO of Substantial, a world-class product development studio, serving a diverse set of clients – from Fortune 50s like Google and Amazon to emerging start-ups and social impact organizations. Carey has spent 17+ years leading large interdisciplinary teams and multi-channel projects. She started at Substantial as one of its first engagement managers, combining her expertise in client services, product management, and software development methodologies. She was elevated to Director then VP of Client Services, leading both delivery and business development before being named CEO in June 2018.
A people-focused CEO, Carey stresses the importance of relationships, whether that involves employees, clients, or community partners. She passionately believes that healthy relationships are the foundation of any successful team, project, or company. Carey, originally from Louisiana, spent formative years in New York and New Orleans before finding a home in Seattle over a decade ago. When she’s not leading the Substantial team, Carey Jenkins can be found spending quality time with her husband and 5-year-old daughter.
We are mindful makers with a knack for delivery – from foundational research all the way to launch and sustainment.
With information and digital connections playing a greater role in our lives, we must become stewards of the overall human experience. As your strategic partner, we help you mindfully consider the outcomes and impacts of your mission, at scale.
The intersection of ethics and technology leads to the development of more compelling research, outputs, and products, as well as more conscious innovation cultures. We are committed to providing a side-by-side learning environment and first-hand experience of creating more intentionally. Substantial was founded to strategize, envision and build for our clients, their customers and the world around us.