startup founder resume example with 5+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

A self-motivated professional is successful in seizing viable opportunities for expansion and innovation in business. Background in increasing profits, reducing costs, and transforming customer service standards. Experienced in leading and supervising operational and sales teams. Results-driven with a forward-thinking approach centered on company success and competitive growth. Demonstrated record of success in building successful teams and managing profitable operations. Hardworking and passionate about building sustainability-driven companies from within by attracting intelligent and productive professionals. A quality-driven leader focused on growth and experienced in fundraising, customer acquisition, and executive management. Innovative company designer with 20+ years of experience solving chronic deficiencies and driving growth.


  • Stakeholder Management
  • Business Development
  • Strategic Planning and Execution
  • Profit and Loss Management
  • Effective Communicator and Public Speaker
  • Executive Leadership
  • Annual Planning
  • Financial Management
Work History
02/2022 to Current
Startup Founder SMART8 LLC City, STATE,
  • Created organization's mission and vision statements for use by employees.
  • Studied market to determine optimal pricing of goods and services and to capitalize on emerging opportunities.
  • Created and monitored promotional approaches to increase sales and profit levels.
  • Developed key operational initiatives to drive and maintain substantial business growth. Centered on, but not exclusive to the potential of a digital revolution to improve our understanding of systems aimed at ‘circularity’ and its fundamental effects on a relationship between people, resources, business, and enterprise. This will be especially evidenced in the design of accessible products, services, and systems that contribute to an economy* that works long term. This takes in both bio-centric and techno-centric materials pathways** and associated natural, human society, and financial capitals.
  • Drove implementation of new market expansion to propel the business forward and adapt to market changes.
09/2020 to Current
Central Florida Liason - Non Profit One Better World Collective City, STATE,

ONE Better World Collective is a non-profit organization and a multi-platform initiative with a 10-year strategy to equip people everywhere to act upon the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030, through a transformational message of love, founded upon principles of human dignity and universal responsibility.

01/2017 to Current
Advisory Board Member Design For Winning City, STATE,
  • Served as advocate and ambassador for the organization by fully engaging, identifying, and securing resources and partnerships to advance the mission.
  • Set, enforced, and optimized internal policies to maintain responsiveness to demands.
  • Researched potential local, regional and national funders and assisted in relationship building.
  • Crafted business plans that identified long-term company goals and also detailed smaller goals to keep the organization on track.
  • Focused teams on developing innovative and cutting-edge approaches with effective resource allocation and strategic planning.
  • Monitored operational activities to ascertain the effectiveness of results and which areas could use better oversight.
  • Established and administered annual budget with controls to prevent overages, minimizing burn rate, and support sustainability objectives.
Expected in 04/2020 to to
Leadership Certificate: Organizational Leadership
Leaders Excellence Harvard - Harvard Square,
Expected in 04/2020 to to
CircularX : Circular Economy: Sustainability Studies
Technische Universiteit Delft - EdX, ,
Expected in 10/2012 to to
Executive Educ. - Oxford Univ. Scenarios Planning: Business Management
Said Business School - Oxford, UK,
Expected in 06/2001 to to
Master of Arts: Design Management
University of New South Walles - COFA - Sydney Australia,
  • Provosts Award for International Post Grad Students Community Service, 2001.
    Graduated with Honors in Design Management. Minored in International Business. Overseas Studies Program: 1 semester at Harvard (USA), focus on International Management skills.
    Published in Journal of Design Management
    Ecodesign for the Brazilian Competitiveness at the International Market
    6th ADIC – International Conference – Japan, 2003
    Claire,C - Center of Strategic knowlogde Management in Science and Tecnology. DCT- Minister of International Affairs – Brazil - 2002
    Claire,C. - Design and Environment – Chapter 3 Vol.October 2002-UNSW Press Sydney Australia
    Claire,C. Design Management – November Interiors – Singapore , November 2001.
    Claire,C. - Intellectual Capital in Design Management – IBRIT – April 2001, Milan, Italy.
  • Awarded [Award Name]

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School Attended

  • Leaders Excellence Harvard
  • Technische Universiteit Delft
  • Said Business School
  • University of New South Walles - COFA

Job Titles Held:

  • Startup Founder
  • Central Florida Liason - Non Profit
  • Advisory Board Member


  • Leadership Certificate
  • CircularX : Circular Economy
  • Executive Educ. - Oxford Univ. Scenarios Planning
  • Master of Arts

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