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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
  • C:
  • Date of Birth:
  • India:
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  • Entertainment Executive with years of dynamic entrepreneurial success guiding diverse businesses to achieve highly competitive, profitable and efficient outcomes.
  • Leverage best-practice financial and operational strategies to increase project profitability and build company value.
  • Exceptional ability to form and lead cohesive, strong-performing teams.
  • A poised and compelling presenter and spokesperson; adept at articulating vision and advancing creative solutions.
  • A valued partner in production; highly collaborative and methodical with the ability to translate data into actionable information.
  • Team leadership
  • Multidisciplinary collaboration
  • Cash management and optimization
  • Systems implementation
  • Project management
  • Film incentives
  • Entertainment guilds
  • Movie Magic, Showbiz, Hot Budget
  • Microsoft Office
  • Production accounting software, various
Founder / Operations Executive, 01/2001 to Current
Meredith Corporation San Antonio, TX,
  • Direct a thriving business management firm, serving up to 10 mid-sized entertainment businesses specializing in film, TV and commercial production.
  • Create operational systems to monitor and control the budgets and work flow of large freelance crews executing timely, high quality projects worldwide.
  • Collaborate with CEOs, their contracted professionals and staff to create or re-engineer systems that meet unique company needs; routinely increase profitability by 10% simply by streamlining operations.
  • Serve as an entrusted and knowledgeable sounding board and advisor to CEOs and business owners in the exploration, development and seamless execution of strategic business plans.
  • Manage the operations of massive multi-media productions, coordinating the efforts of international teams and overseeing the productivity, efficiency and cost effectiveness of each venture.
  • Inspire loyalty and repeat contracts with top-tier, in-demand freelancers and production service companies worldwide.
  • Work closely with each company's professional service provides, including attorneys, insurance brokers, bankers and auditors.
  • Apply knowledge of union guidelines and preside over favorable guild audits.
  • Collaborate with production on tax incentive compliance and reporting.
Executive Producer, 03/2016 to Current
Arconic Pittsburgh, PA,
  • Develop and produce award-winning independent films.
Consulting Head of Production, 12/2011 to Current
99 Tigers City, STATE,
  • Established a creative agency serving leading national entertainment brands, including Bravo, Oxygen, Microsoft, truTV, MSG Networks, CBS, TeenNick and MLB Network.
  • Designed and continually optimize financial controls to effectively manage freelance production teams throughout the country.
  • Oversee all production budgeting, accounting and profit analysis.
  • Ensure the continued high-caliber service delivery and retention of top-tier production teams in an ever-changing, highly speculative industry.
Controller, 12/1998 to 12/2000
Vamp Films City, STATE,
  • Managed all daily operations and finances of a television commercial production firm; conducted full cycle accounting through financial statement preparation, established proper internal controls, and the cash management and budgeting of well-executed national commercial campaigns.
  • Applied best practice process improvements and proven financial models to increase the productivity, profitability, client satisfaction and overall operational efficiency.
Co-Founder / Owner, 12/1991 to 12/1998
221 South Oak City, STATE,
  • Established a nationally acclaimed restaurant, published and heralded in Food and Wine, Santé, Wine Spectator, USA Today, in-flight magazines and regional newspapers.
  • Hired, mentored and nurtured the performance of a staff of 30 whose “infectious vibrancy and commitment” were praised in a Gourmet magazine feature.
  • Managed all start-up business executions including overseeing construction, equipment purchases and the establishment of efficient management, accounting and daily business operational systems.
  • Negotiated the profitable sale of business and provided consultation to new owners; business continues to thrive to date under the originally created business brand.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts: Economics, Expected in
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Michigan,

College Honors Program - Graduated with Distinction

Bachelor of Arts: Economics, Expected in
London School of Economics - London, England,

Produced work commensurate with standards for a First-Class Honors Degree

Activities and Interests

Pacific Ridge School, ambassador

Encinitas Educational Foundation, treasurer

I Have a Dream Foundation, mentor

Skiing, hiking, mountain biking

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  • University of Michigan
  • London School of Economics
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  • Executive Producer
  • Consulting Head of Production
  • Controller
  • Co-Founder / Owner
  • Bachelor of Arts
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