co founder head of public relations resume example with 11+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary

Hardworking Senior Business Executive gifted at building effective relationships with media, customers and internal stakeholders to effectively improve company image. Engaging and personable with the ability to increase business opportunities through effective communication skills and the ability to develop lasting relationships. Top strengths include problem solving, decision making and strong written skills.

  • Advertising
  • Communications
  • Brand Management
  • Project Management
  • Product Development
  • Client Relationship Building
  • Strategy Planning
  • Trend forecasting
  • Vendor Management
  • Public Relations
  • Negotiating Contracts
  • Networking skills
  • Operations
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Collaborating with designers
  • Staff Management
  • Market Analysis
  • Marketing
Work History
Co-Founder, Head of Public Relations, 02/2014 - Current
Compass Group Usa Inc , ,
  • Strategic oversight of all social media channels and marketing efforts. Driving positive, organic growth. Engaging with influencers resulting in several product placements
  • Conducted target market research to analyze retail category competition and identify advantageous trends
  • Aligned organizational objectives with company mission, increasing revenue, and business growth by developing integrated strategies
  • Developed key operational initiatives to drive and maintain substantial business growth through marketing, social media and public relations efforts
  • Drove implementation of customer relations tactics to ensure repeat purchasing. Created a personalized approach to both online and in-person customer interactions.
  • Instrumental in all design, product development and messaging of Chappy Happy
  • Developed partnerships with several businesses to establish wholesale accounts in New York and Massachusetts. Including Townpool, Island Outfitters, Mahi Gold, and Rose Water Market
  • Orchestrated positive media coverage and secured press in several publications such as Coastal Living, Option, Boston Voyager, Cape Cod Magazine
  • Chappy Happy's whale tail baseball cap was chosen as Coastal Living's "20th Anniversary Cruise" gift per my efforts
  • Managed and negotiated all vendor contracts with design partners, product manufacturers, and fulfillment providers

Director of Marketing Communications, 10/2013 - 01/2015
Res-Care, Inc. , ,
  • Worked directly with President of company. Established clients included: TripAdvisor, Staples, Hill Holiday, Converse, Inc. Industry segments ranged from consumer, retail, travel
  • Primary account management point of contact for variety of clients in Boston, Manhattan, and Los Angeles
  • Evaluated areas to obtain publicity in local verticals as well as national coverage
  • Determined areas for improvement and implemented processes to alleviate problems
  • Managed, planned and executed on all marketing, social media and public relations efforts.
Manager of Public Relations and Special Events , 02/2010 - 03/2012
The Fortus Group , ,
  • Monitored social media and online sources for industry trends
  • Collaborated with external marketing firms, as well as internal sales and marketing managers, to determine branding, product positioning, and media messages
  • Researched, negotiated, implemented, and tracked advertising and public relations activities
  • Raised brand awareness through consistent marketing efforts and product campaign launches
  • Collaborated with media to encourage company and product coverage and promote brand mission and values
  • Wrote and edited articles, web content, advertising copy, employee newsletters and publications for internal and external audiences
Branch Manager , 10/2003 - 04/2005
Adecco Technical , ,
  • Planned, directed, and controlled all phases of the branch to ensure success. Efforts led to 30 percent growth over other branches in the state
  • Developed staff members so that each member was fully trained, and utilized to an optimum level
  • Identified and developed new accounts through awareness of the market, competitor activities, and community growth plans. Established rapport and continually developed current accounts with key clients
  • Negotiated contracts with all new clients
  • Developed/maintained knowledge of economic trends, and changes affecting market trends
  • Performed collection of all outstanding accounts receivables
  • Managed college intern experiences and engagement within branch environment
Bachelor of Arts: Communications/Public Relations, Expected in 05/1995
State University of New York - Oswego, New York ,
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  • Supervised team of over 10 staff members.
  • Garnered the coveted Inc. 5000 award for my client, 3 years in a row.
  • Wrote an article for Option B after communicating with Sheryl Sandberg.
  • Placed Chappy Happy in Coastal Living Magazine July/August Issue.
  • Chappy Happy was chosen as the official hat for Coastal Living Magazine's 20th Anniversary Cruise.
  • Completed ADDIE for Instructional Design, Certificate of Completition.
  • Specialized Internship June 91-Tourism Internship Aug. 91 Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL

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School Attended

  • State University of New York

Job Titles Held:

  • Co-Founder, Head of Public Relations
  • Director of Marketing Communications
  • Manager of Public Relations and Special Events
  • Branch Manager


  • Bachelor of Arts

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