Jessica Claire
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Executive Summary

Multilingual and visionary executive & researcher with 20-year record of driving needed change in business operations to meet changing demands. Strategic problem solver and change manager. Highly skilled at identifying and implementing process improvements to drive efficiency and productivity. Motivating leader with great success managing cross-functional teams. Results-focused professional with strengths in collaboration, communications, management. Proven success in conceptualizing, developing, and writing content that engages readers. Author of 36 Reference books which are mostly Scopus- and/or Web of Science-indexed and marketed to elite universities worldwide.

Core Competencies
  • Start-up and Turnaround Operations
  • New Business Development
  • Strategic Business Planning
  • Revenue Generation
  • Business Analysis
  • Critical Thinking
  • Project/Program Management
  • Research & Writing
  • Public Relations / Communications
  • Cross-functional Team Building & Leadership
  • Complex Problem-Solving
  • Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Turkish
Professional Background
Editor & Editor-in-Chief, 07/2010 to Current
Brady CorporationBuffalo, NY,
  • Decide whether Reference books and professional journals are ready for publication and approve final versions
  • Recruit captivating authors and contract for contributions within scope and purpose of publication and maintain editorial consistency and exacting quality control
  • Collaborate with writers to develop, strengthen and maintain individual voice and hone unique writing style
  • Develop positive relationships with writing, design, and production team members to improve communication and collaboration for production efforts
  • Mentor non-native English speaking university professors and graduate students on Reference book and professional journal publication development
President/Startup Founder, 09/2004 to 03/2021
PryMarke, LLCCity, STATE,
  • Responsible for all Profit-and-Loss activities of own management consultancy for clients in various industries
  • Achieved 200% increase in company revenues through implementation of paid performance services for middle-sized clients domestically and internationally
  • Revitalized client business plans and realigned company objectives to increase overall client profits and streamline their operations
  • Examined client business process flows to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Developed several international projects with value over US$50 million
  • Spearheaded initiatives to keep business sustainable during changes in early-growth, mature, and declining industries
President/Startup Founder, 08/1997 to 06/2004
The Christiansen CorporationCity, STATE,
  • Led startup and opening of own management consulting business and provided clients with new business development, creation of operational procedures, and workflow planning
  • Leveraged trends in client's industries and marketplaces to develop effective solutions
  • Administered day-to-day operations, including accounting and budget management, business development, performance metrics, and customer service
  • Exceeded sales goals through upselling and cross-selling within existing client base as well as strategically attracting new business
  • Provided organizational leadership and collaborated with executive partners to establish long-term goals, strategies, and company policies
Senior Inside Sales Representative, 04/1995 to 07/1997
IBM CorporationCity, STATE,
  • Developed relationships with 800 customers via telephone and presented promotions that increased sales and profit
  • Cultivated long-term relationships with customers to accurately quote prices and terms that achieved objectives
  • Made recommendations to customers to promote brand effectiveness and product benefits
  • Established professional client relationships by asking appropriate questions, identifying needs and providing insightful information regarding products
Education and Training
Certified Associate in Project Management: , Expected in 03/2022
Project Management Institute - Newton Square, PA,
Master of Business Administration: General Business, Expected in
Capella University - Minneapolis, MN
Bachelor of Science: Marketing, Expected in
University of The State of New York - Albany, NY,
Additional Information

Travel to 40 countries; total of 25 years’ long-term residence in seven foreign nations from 1973 • Over 300 citations of own published works appearing in articles, books, doctoral dissertations, and master’s theses in Chinese, English, Greek, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish • Member of Academy of Management, Academy of International Business, American Anthropological Association • Former US Foreign Service Candidate (2002, 2007) with Top Secret Security Clearance requiring stringent FBI and US Secret Service background investigations for diplomatic duty

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