Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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  • Strategy and management consulting experience in mature and developing economies.
  • Varied industry, academic and functional experience (with a strong focus on energy).
  • Commitment and passion for innovation, building top class institutions and creating value.
  • 5+ years of experience with management of top-tier research and complex cross-functional projects
  • strategic analysis and strategy development
  • advanced business and economic modeling
  • business model innovation and disruption
  • market and consumer research expert
  • policy analysis
  • renewable and alternative energy expert
  • Directed successful transformation projects across different departments and industries.
  • Spearheaded socio-economic impact analysis widely used for policy making purposes.
  • Built wide range of analytics tools with positive impact on business profitability
Researcher, 09/2013 to Current
Nbc UniversalAlbuquerque, NM,

Led techno-economic research and built models - Fulbright fellowship @ Renewable and Alternative Energy Lab ( Advisor: Prof.Daniel M.Kammen

  • Delivered comparative assessment of different architectures of climate and energy policies in the EU and the US.
  • Built behavioral model for electricity consumption in the residential sector using high-resolution data and algorithms.
  • Built proprietary carbon budget model for project SMART Cities (in cooperation w/ MIT Media Lab)
Co-founder and Consultant, 10/2011 to Current
GhxVarious Field Cities, AZ,

Delivered research, analytical reports, studies and co-authored proposals.

  • Co-managed research on residential power consumption to inform a system cost-reduction model & system reliability model for a power utility­ -
  • Delivered a due diligence report on a CCGT project in Gebze, Turkey to support acquisition strategy of a French infrastructure investment fund
  • Prepared market and R&D landscape study on solar energy and hydropower in the CEE, EU and the US to inform strategy of a research institute
  • Co-designed knowledge database for E&P operations company to reduce knowledge-loss effect due to turnovers and retirement (in cooperation with Schlumberger)
Economic advisor to CEO, 01/2012 to 08/2013
ENEL SlovakiaCity, STATE,

Analytically supported the CEO’s decision making, managed daily operations and projects of the CEO’s office, set up and managed content preparation for regular executive meetings.

  • Supported senior managers to streamline operations and support functions and implement cost-reduction strategy across company's silos (OpEx savings ~ 11%)
  • Delivered impact analysis of new regulation. Performed cost/benefit analysis of shutdown of 2 coal power plants to support debate with market regulator and stakeholders
  • Produced impact analysis of new energy and tax regulation on the energy business in Slovakia. Elaborated EU-wide benchmarking study
  • Developed LCA and socio-economic assessment of nuclear new-built (Mochovce 3&4) to inform government, MPs, public and other stakeholders about project’s impact
Consultant, 08/2009 to 01/2012

Co-founded the business process optimization unit; assisted in client acquisition – 5 major clients (~50% of ’10-’11 revenue)

Performed market research and fundamental analyses to determine plausible market entry and business development strategies

Conducted optimization & strategy review projects, conceived business model reviews, formulated business plans

Presented outputs and results to senior management and implemented solutions

Market research & other research projects – responsible for data analysis, interpretation and actionable recommendations

  • Energy: conducted research of investment opportunities in renewables; conceived metrics and list of sites to inform decision-making of an international bank
  • Biotech: prepared market readiness (CRL/TRL) and market size assessment to determine market opportunities for biopolymers: Project BioConSept (

Business optimization projects – conducted due diligence, modeling, managed junior team in process mapping, developed strategy:

  • Automotive: produced variance analysis and value-driver tree to determine cost reduction program and business plan of ~ 70M BU of a trailer manufacturer (GER, SK)
  • Energy: developed proprietary activity-based analysis for gas distribution network operator to assess profitability of distribution network and inform strategy (SK)
  • Retail: led business process analysis, implemented process maps to improve customer service, revamp business model and reduce cost of an electronics retailer (Iran, Dubai)
Master: Energy and Resources, Expected in 2015
Fulbright scholarship University of California - Berkeley, CA
GPA: GPA: 3.4

Energy and Resources GPA: 3.4

GRE: 318

Master: Management, Expected in 2009
ESCP Europe - Paris,
GPA: GPA: 3.37

Management GPA: 3.37

Exchange: Aalto Business School (Spring 2009)

Master: International economic relations, Expected in 2009
University of Economics - Bratislava,
GPA: GPA: 3.6

GPA: 3.6

  • Slovak and Czech (native)
  • English, French (fluent)
  • Spanish (intermediate)
  • Russian and German (basics)
Additional Information

Interests: competitive hockey & tennis player mountaineering licensed sport pilot (light sport aircrafts) essay writing and blogging (, ) traveling (US, SE Asia, Europe)

Extracurricular activities: currently building start-up ecosystem in Silicon Valley for companies from Eastern Europe ­ partnering with Embassies of Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic | SolarBowl ­ co-created an intercampus competition focusing on education of homeowners about solar energy ­ participating campuses - UC Berkeley, Yale, Arizona State, UCLA, UC Santa Cruz, UC Davis | co-founder of Energy Security Institute ( | Clean mountains ­ clean up of mountain paths, lakes and forests in National Park ­High Tatras (Slovakia)

Awards: NSF Fellowship (2015) | Fulbright scholarship (2013-2014) | Eiffel scholarship (2008-2009) | Slovak Gas Industry scholarship (2007-2008)


business analysis, economic modeling, project management, business case development

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