Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
  • Cell:
I specializes exclusively in Small Business Sales, Mergers & Acquisitions. With 15 years of experience, owning, operating and selling multiple small businesses, I caters to many sectors - some of which would include Industrial, Transportation, E-Commerce,Professional Practices, Other Services, and more
Business Brokerage: Representing seller’s and buyer’s in various industries with Business Sale, Valuation and Consultation
New Business Development: Business Strategy, Market Analysis,  Business Research, Concept, Cost Analysis, Business Valuation, Real Estate, Growth Strategies, Assessing Problems and Outcomes, SWOT Analysis, Entry and Exit Strategies
, 01/2005 to Present
Bickford Senior Living, KS,
  • Business Brokerage Services, Low - Mid Market M&A, Franchising Facilitated sales of Businesses across many industries.
  • Some of the very recent business representation includes: Several Restaurants (Franchised and Non-Franchised), Plastic Manufacturing, Pharmacy, Refrigerated Transport truck and trailer repair, Mobile Truck and Trailer Repair, Auto Dealership, Embroidery and Promotional Product, Wholesale and Distribution, Insurance Agency, Dental and Medical Practice and more.
  • Provide Business Valuation and Broker Opinion of Value for simple as well as more complicated Businesses with multiple revenue streams and several moving parts.
  • Provide Business Consultation.
  • Entry and Exit strategies for Businesses with revenues between 500k - 10MM.
  • Represented several international brands by assisting them expand their footprint in US.
President, Business Developer, 01/2003 to Present
Vacasa, TX,
  • Developed from ground up/ taking over existing, a total of twelve retail operations which included brands such as Cinnabon, Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Nestle Toll House Cafe, Sprint/ Nextel, Cigar and Convenience Stores.
  • Extensive market and Business research in order to identify business opportunities based on available resources at a given time.
  • Identifying opportunities, developing and executing business plans.
  • Evaluating Business performance by comparing it to projected goals.
  • Planning growth or Exit strategies based on business performance, market condition, competition and overall business environment by either selling or negotiating a termination agreement.
  • Identified Real Estate.
  • Procured and negotiated several retail leases by working with Commercial Landlords and Brokers.
  • Worked with companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc., The Irvine Company, Regency Centers to name a few.
  • Able to procure lease for locations that were extremely difficult to obtain.
  • Obtained Rents below market average on several occasions.
  • Negotiated contracts and franchise agreements with companies such as Cinnabon, Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Nestle Toll House Cafe, Sprint Nextel and more.
  • Re-negotiated contracts based on business performance.
  • Introduced new food concept by collaborating/ partnering with Focus Brands (Cinnabon and Auntie Auntie Anne's Pretzels).
  • Our role for the new concept included execution of new store design, new product line and menu offering, new methods of operations.
  • Part of the advisory committee, train corporate trainers for expansion.
  • Educating new/existing franchisees of Cinnabon/ Auntie Anne's.
  • Introducing the concept to Landlords and other connected industry professionals.
  • Overlooked Operations.
  • Direct involvement with HR duties such as hiring, training and development, quarterly/ annual performance evaluations.
  • Overlooking daily Operations such as scheduling, inventory management, cash management, sales etc.
  • Managing over 50 team members.
Business Developer, 01/2001 to 01/2005
  • Started by distributing general merchandise to convenience stores in a delivery van with sales volume of approximately $100.000/year.
  • Increased sales volume to $500,000/year within 36 months by adding new customers and products.
  • Planned Business expansion by opening a walk-in wholesale warehouse (in addition to deliveries).
  • Added more SKU's/ inventory.
  • Approached manufacturers directly for better terms and pricing.
  • Obtained line of credit with a bank and injected cash from personal investors which created purchasing power to negotiate better wholesale price and payment terms in a very price sensitive and competitive industry.
  • Procured direct distribution accounts with brands like Duracell Batteries, Zippo Lighters, Red Bull, Monster energy drinks and several other national brands.
  • Expanded trading operations to Importing and Exporting of general merchandise.
  • Worked at extremely low profit margins with constant challenges to keep G&A very low.
Education and Training
Masters: Business Administration, Expected in 2006
American Intercontinental University - ,
Business Administration
Bachelors: Business Administration, Expected in 2004
University of California - Riverside,
Business Administration
: , Expected in 2002
Fullerton Community College University of California - Fullerton Riverside,
: , Expected in 2000
Mayo College High School - Ajmer,
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