Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Highly talented and accomplished professional with extensive background in Business Operations, Process Design & Improvement, Project Management, and Brand Development. Deep strategic thinker with proven ability to help direct successful teams, projects, departments, and programs. Expert negotiator with the ability to reduce costs, improve efficiency, and increase customer satisfaction. Excellent leadership, analytical, and communication skills. Expertise in general operations management, special events, staff development and training, recruitment and vendor negotiations.

  • Integrity and Transparency
  • Organizational Development
  • Leadership and People Development
  • Budget Planning
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Relationship and Team Building
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Understanding Customer Needs
  • Courteous with Strong Service Mindset
  • Staff Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Sales and marketing
  • Business Development
Work History
08/2014 to Current Strategic Consultant Seismic | Austin, TX,
  • Authored detailed work plans to meet business priorities and deadlines for clients
  • Increased brand awareness by developing technical and non-technical marketing collateral and presentations, public relations campaigns, articles and newsletters for clients in various sectors.
  • Led projects and analyzed data to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Completed all paperwork, recognizing any discrepancies and addressing them in a timely fashion.
  • Used critical thinking to break down problems, evaluate solutions and make decisions.
10/2010 to 07/2014 Founding Partner Delta College | University Center, MI,
  • Developed and launched Young Leaders Campus: A premier child development pre-school startup offering enrichment classes and after-school programs, emphasizing an understanding of various cultures, healthy lifestyles and multiple languages.
  • Successfully led launch of three simultaneous facilities strategically located in Greater Houston Area.
  • Took concept from revenue of $0 to $5 million in gross revenue within 18 months of launch.
  • Prepared business plan, business models (financials, budgets, forecasts) and developed branding and go to market strategy.
  • Negotiated all contracts with, including but not limited to, landlords, site developers, contractors, vendors and suppliers.
  • Managed and provided development and implementation of curriculum and teacher-training programs through use of staff and consultants.
  • Developed and implemented marketing plan and oversaw recruitment of clientele (brand launch).
  • Prototyped and oversaw design and construction of facilities: Assembled and managed construction team for facilities in order to maximize return on construction costs, reducing construction cost 35% per quotes from construction vendors.
09/2008 to 10/2010 President Advantage Solutions | Clawson, MI,
  • Developed upscale eco-healthy child development pre-school, emphasizing a whole child approach to learning.
  • First Pre-School concept in Houston to feature research-based curriculum housed inside custom designed facility featuring elements from Reggio Emilia and Montessori.
  • School and curriculum focused on creativity and play delivered via dedicated labs for Music, Art, Cooking, and Science.
  • Prepared business plan, business models, branding and go to market strategy.
  • Developed roadmaps for operations, marketing, program, and product development.
  • Recruited initial team as well as arranged for financing from various sources, including private investors and VC funding raising $250,000.
  • Oversaw development of proprietary research based curriculum and comprehensive teacher-training program.
  • Oversaw facility prototype development, created and communicated messaging and marketing materials, taking concept to full enrollment within 6 months of opening.
  • Successfully led launch of initial facility in Katy along with second campus located in Downtown Houston.
  • Finalist for Entrepreneur of The Year / Star Economic Development Award – 2010.
04/2007 to 09/2008 Sr. Strategy Consultant Ernest & Young, LLP, Business Advisory Services | City, STATE,
  • Advised global leading companies with such initiatives as Business Integration, IPO Readiness, Financial Statement Close Process Design, Organization Realignment, & Project Management.
  • Served in various lead roles including Post-Merger Integration, PMO lead and IPO Readiness.
  • Assisted in the transformation of major business processes, business units, and geographic operating groups for various clients.
  • Assessed trends to develop strategies, roadmaps and reporting frameworks for clients.
  • Assisted in the management of initiative to develop the go to market finance methodologies for EY’s Global Business Advisory Services Practice.
  • Designed organizational capabilities to execute business strategies.
10/2005 to 04/2007 Corp. Finance Consultant KPMG, LLP | City, STATE,
  • Responsible for conducting research, supporting the development of project proposals, gathering data, and assisted in presenting engagement deliverables.
  • Engagements primarily focused on Power & Utilities and Oil & Gas industries.
  • Responsible for the supervision, mentoring and development of associates.
  • Assisted and lead in the assessment, design, and development of technical requirements and business plans for leading Energy companies.
  • Provided management experience and support for business process transformation, process re-engineering, process re-design, and change management projects / engagements.
  • Served in a Project Management Role and led Plant, Property and Equipment team while assisting with the development of carve-out methodologies for a large public utility.
03/2004 to 10/2005 Financial Analyst KPMG, LLP | City, STATE,
  • Coordinated with practice partners in order to report progress and changes in their business units.
  • Provided monthly financial reporting on revenue and expenses while conducting analysis on audit/advisory/tax products and other internal controls.
  • Prepared quarterly and annual revenue and expense forecasts for tax, advisory, and audit partners that involved consolidating financial statements from all business units and products offerings.
  • Prepared analytical presentations to be used at Partner Leadership Meetings.
  • Produced daily ad hoc reports, which involved company financial statements and how they affect each service line at KPMG.
  • Supported monthly management reporting processes and special projects as requested by management.
  • Developed and maintained analysis reporting tools and business models using Access, Excel, Hyperion Enterprise, Hyperion Retrieve and GLIDE.
Expected in 12/2003 B.B.A | Finance University of Houston Downtown, Houston, GPA:
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