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Jessica Claire
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Jessicais a strategic and creative SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONAL with over 10 years of corporate and government communications experience, working with Fortune 500 and FTSE 250 companies in the US and Europe. Jessicahelps global clients across industries manage their internal and external communications and brand transitions during periods of intense change and growth. She also helps clients restructure corporate communications functions during acquisitions, integrations or spin-offs to achieve savings and efficiencies. Jessicais a natural relationship builder and team leader who thrives in innovative, team oriented and fast-paced settings.

Corporate communications

Employee communications

Change management

Project Management

Brand strategy

Social media strategy

Organizational design

M&A and deal execution

Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory Manager, 09/2015 - Current
Gallagher Bassett Nz Ltd San Jose, CA,

  • Developed and managed company’s first formal employee communications system to distribute company news and critical information. Led the HR employee transition, communications and change management work globally for the spin-off of a division of a global automotive company with $17 billion in annual revenue, and the organizational design work for the re-structuring of their European operations.
  • Project managed the communications and brand workstreams for a global healthcare company acquiring a global medical devices company - a multi-billion dollar transaction - delivering a seamless deal close experience for all stakeholder groups.
  • Led the employee communications strategy for the acquisition and integration of a refining and wholesale fuel distribution company by an energy and infrastructure conglomerate with a net revenue of $44.6 billion, and worked with the CHRO on devising and executing a pre-close employee transfer strategy and communications plan.
  • Project managed the global employee transfer process for a global healthcare company helping them successfully divest their optical devices business in an accelerated 2 month time-frame.
  • Project managed the delivery of integration communications for a $2.5 billion acquisition of a global enterprise information management services company.
Communications Consultant, 11/2013 - 07/2015
Carvana Pataskala, OH, UK
  • Led corporate communications and training for a legal entity strategy implementation for a global bank, working directly with the Global MD to ensure project implementation in market infrastructure, client onboarding, sales and trader training and IT system reconfiguration workstreams across 3 continents.
  • Led stakeholder engagement, change and communications for a global brewing company, working directly with the Senior Finance Director and Finance leadership team, on a finance transformation program.
  • Headed the corporate communications function - reporting directly to the COO - for a large-scale Administration of a collapsed investment bank that declared bankruptcy at the start of the 2008 financial crisis. 
  • Developed the internal and external communications and engagement strategy for a worldwide change program - streamlining the quality management system for Human Clinical Trials - for a global pharmaceutical company.
Head of Strategic Communications, 07/2012 - 11/2013
Marous Brothers Construction Kirtland, OH, UK
  • Principal for the re-visioning and reconstruction of Tomorrow's Company's - a not-for-profit think-tank - communications strategy including building a new website, fully integrating a social media presence, updating the brand and securing talent for the communications function.
  • Responsible for relationships with the media, and public relations.
  • Coordinated project leaders to ensure internal alignment and consistent external messaging.
  • Led Tomorrow's Company's brand refresher work.
  • Editor in chief of content published on the website and social media channels.
  • Content developer and writer for the newsletter, and for marketing material for research projects and event programs.
  • Oversight of Tomorrow's Company's program of events including lectures, conferences and high-level roundtables in the UK, Europe, the US and Asia.
  • Responsible for directly reporting to the Board of Directors on communications and brand initiatives.
Co-Founder and Director, 10/2011 - 11/2012
Film Grower Ltd City, , UK
  • Developed the idea and business model for an nline participative funding community that empowered filmmakers to grow and develop projects.
  • Led the financial forecasting, web development, brand vision, communications and marketing strategy and the incorporation process for the start-up.
Project Manager, 10/2010 - 11/2013
Tomorrow's Company City, STATE,
  • Worked directly with the CEO to deliver a wide-range of projects in partnership with FTSE 250 companies and government bodies on sustainable financial investment, valuing relationships in business, and full product transparency.
Embassy Officer, 09/2007 - 10/2010
Embassy Of Portugal To The United Kingdom City, STATE, UK
  • Worked with the Press Attaché to devise talking points and media Q&As to address national crises.
  • Compiled the daily media and press clippings for the Foreign Office.
  • Researched and wrote the Ambassador's speeches and key-note addresses.
  • Organized events, conferences and receptions for up to 1000 international guests.
  • Relaunched the Embassy website and managed its content.
  • Claire, L., Cleverly, P., Singh, S., Tomorrow’s Value: achieving long-term financial returns, Tomorrow's Company, London: 2014
English and Portuguese (native speaker), French (intermediate), Spanish (intermediate)
Master of Science (MFA): Creative Writing, Expected in 2019
University of Edinburgh - Edinburgh,
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Master of Arts: European Society, Expected in 2010
University College London - London,
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Certificate: Law, War and Human Rights, Expected in 2010
London School of Economics - London,
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Certificate: Private International Law, Expected in 2010
The Hague Academy of International Law - The Hague,
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Certificate: Directing for Theater, Expected in 2009
Yale University - New Haven, CT
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Bachelor of Arts: English, Expected in 2007
University College London - London,
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Technical Skills
Desktop Publishing Software: Illustrator, InDesign; Final Cut Pro X

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School Attended

  • University of Edinburgh
  • University College London
  • London School of Economics
  • The Hague Academy of International Law
  • Yale University
  • University College London

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  • Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory Manager
  • Communications Consultant
  • Head of Strategic Communications
  • Co-Founder and Director
  • Project Manager
  • Embassy Officer


  • Master of Science (MFA)
  • Master of Arts
  • Certificate
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  • Bachelor of Arts

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