In 2008, the Saxon Group, the heavy industrial construction company owned and operated by Jeni Bogdan since launch in 1991, brought in $83 million in revenue. Business blossomed so rapidly that Bogdan didn't even know she ran the largest woman-owned business by revenue until she was profiled in Inc. magazine.
Bogdan earned her BS in management from Tech in 1989, and then returned for an Executive Master of Science in Management of Technology, which she finished in 1997. She considered various MBA programs, but the emphasis on management of technology offered by Tech made her decision easy. "We were transitioning into handling multimillion dollar contracts, and it was great to get feedback from my professors to help guide me through that process. I gained the confidence to grow my company".
To date, the Saxon Group's biggest project cost $85 million, and Bogdan aims to expand into winning contracts in the $250-$300 million range.