Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Executive Profile

Jessica Claire is high level and accomplished cable TV network leader, licensing executive and entrepreneur. Possesses a stellar MVPD distribution track record, sophisticated management skills, influential leadership credentials. He delivers exceptional results negotiating license fee agreements/rights deals, driving revenue/subscriber growth, managing high performance sales teams, interfacing with CEO's, executive teams and boards, creating strategic alliances, improving asset valuation, and launching start-up businesses.

Skill Highlights

  • Content distribution
  • MVPD negotiations
  • Sales management
  • Budgeting/P&L management
  • Sports rights licensing
  • Consumer product licensing
  • OTT channel development
  • CEO & Board Interface
  • TV Network brand strategy
  • Marketing

  • Collaborative
  • Next level/forward thinker
  • Competitive
  • Visionary
  • Excellent writer/presenter
  • Strong & vocal leader
  • Energetic
  • Understands and strategically uses leverage
  • Respected
  • Ambitious
    Key Accomplishment / Success Factors

    As a core member of the senior executive team at Court TV over 14 years -- $1.45 billion asset valuation -- Jessica led the distribution and license fee growth of the network, which reached 86 million subscribers and $130 million in license fee revenue.

    Possesses relentless competitive drive, collaborative skills, ability to define and craft marketplace leverage, inspire success, develop and rally teammates, plus P&L skills to reach corporate financial objectives.

    Professional Experience
    Founder, 2013 - Current
    Harris Computer Systems Pensacola, FL,
    • TV advisor to Spring Professional Football League Founder. 
    • Advisor to Full Armor Productions, focusing on company branding and distributing original TV content. 
    • Advisor to Epoch Media Group Founder.
    • Co-founder and Director of ReThink Sports, specializing in leveraging advanced emotional Intelligence - driving optimal performance in highly competitive sports environments.
    • Jessica led strategy, content procurement of The Broadway Channel, designing an on-demand and streaming product for OTT platforms.

    Executive Vice President, 2006 - 2013
    Harris Computer Systems Allen, TX,
    • Reported to the President of CBS Sports, managing all distribution operations, leading affiliate revenue growth, conference sublicensing deals, and affiliate marketing strategy.
    • Negotiated long term carriage/renewals, channel positioning deals with 150 MVPD's including AT&T, Cablevision, Charter Communications, Comcast, Cox Communications, DirecTV, Dish Network, TWC, and Verizon; Responsible for deal design, negotiations, leveraging CBS Sports media assets, providing content recommendations, interfacing with rights holders, conference commissioners, and CBS corporate divisions.
    • Subscriber base grew from 11 million HH's to 54 million HH's; affiliate revenue grew fivefold - to $100 Million.
    Executive Vice President, 01/1992 - 01/2006
    Hcl Technologies Ltd. Franklin, VA,
    • Reported to the President, managed a staff of 28 people.
    • Accountable for all subscriber and affiliate revenue generated for the network.
    • Maintained a monthly, annual and five-year P&L, negotiated all distribution deals, presented to the Court TV Board annually.
    • Promoted to EVP within 1.5 years of arrival.
    • Grew distribution from 4.0 to 85.8 million subscribers.
    • Fastest growing basic cable network over a five-year period ending September '05.
    • Revenue increased from $2.5MM to $130MM.
    • The asset sold for $1.45B (nearly $17 per subscriber).
    Group Vice President Sesame Street Products Group, 1988 - 1992
    Publicis Groupe , OH,
    • Co-led the Sesame Street Enterprise licensing division, designing concepts, research strategies, leading negotiations and managing long term global licenses worth $73MM in guarantees.
    • Secured approval from the CTW Board to create new licenses, including specialty retailing (200 Sesame Street stores and $18MM in royalties, $15MM in private funding); theme park expansion into Japan and Mexico, opening a $30MM Tokyo Sesame Place in 1990.
    • Doubled apparel license guarantees with J.C.Penney Co., to $45MM.
    • Launched first consumer toy catalogs with Encyclopedia Britannica.
    Senior Manager, 1984 - 1988
    Essence Global New York, NY,
    • Reporting to Vice President of the Eastern Region, managed distribution of the basic cable network in an eight state territory and led contract negotiations for 30 regional MSO's.
    • Top performing manager annually.
    Affiliate Relations Manager, 1983 - 1984
    • Hired by WASEC as part of its first affiliate relations team representing MTV, Nickelodeon and The Movie Channel, managing the distribution of the services in a five state territory.
    Media Supervisor, 1982 - 1983
    • Created many of ESPN's consumer and trade media plans - designing advertising tune-in tactics employed in the industry today.
    Media Planner, 1979 - 1982
    • Development and implementation of media strategies for the Agency's key accounts including General Foods and Procter & Gamble.
    Education and Outside Activities
    Bachelor of Arts: Journalism & Mass Communications, Expected in

    CableFax Hall of Fame Member

    10 Time Top 100 Executive CableFax Magazine

    Murray Bergtraum High School Advisory Committee & Mentoring

    Completed Five New York City Marathons

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