vice president and general counsel resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 9XXX5 (555) 432-1000,

Results-driven business executive with an outstanding record of achievement over a stellar 34-year career. Successfully capturing new business while streamlining processes to maximize business efficiency and profitability. Hard working, dependable, innovative and resourceful.

  • Directed Company security and risk management functions.
  • Secured premises and monitored surveillance equipment.
  • Identified risks of fire and safety in all locations.
  • Tracked all loss experience for safety and workers compensation insurance.
  • Managed asset protection for over $100 million dollars in new inventory.
  • Strengthened and directed customer service department.
  • Efficiently handled all customer complaints and resolved issues.
  • Acquired expertise in tax and financial issues
  • Pioneered self-insured health and benefits programs
  • Quantified millions of dollars in savings in health insurance costs
  • Inspired performance monitoring and evaluation
  • Directed cash flow and financial analysis
  • Enforced all Legal, Financial, and Administrative regulations
  • Inspired development of professional staff
  • Restructured Corporate law department
  • Strengthened training and mentoring of employees
  • Taught strong and effective risk management skills
  • Maximized process optimization/constant improvement
  • Responsible, dependable, and results oriented
  • Implemented use of Microsoft Office suite
08/1982 to 03/2016 Vice President and General Counsel Albertsons Company Inc. | Commerce, CA,
  • Slashed company interest costs resulting in saving over $2.3 Million dollars per year in floor plan interest expense.
  • Sharply reduced corporate health care spending by 35% by self-insuring our healthcare costs.
  • Spearheaded the creation of Capitol Automotive REIT with initial acquisition of over $1 Billion dollars in automotive properties.
  • Negotiated a $110 Million dollar highly profitable deal involving 23 automotive collision centers.
  • Partnered with a tax expert to secure company a $6.7 Million dollar tax break on a commercial property investment with environmental issues.
  • Secured the recovery of a $54,000 theft loss for company.
  • Merged an existing real estate partnership into a highly profitable new operating partnership in a $68.0 Million dollar real estate merger.
  • Audited and recovered $118,000 in over billings from a computer vendor.
  • Created strong internal control systems, Legal, Financial, and Regulatory.
  • Negotiated huge savings in company health insurance and benefit program.
  • Enforced company's Handbook of policies and procedures.
  • Championed self-insurance program with stop loss provisions to reduce and contain company risk.
  • Targeted company's expense structure to increase profitability.
  • Forecast long-term business needs.
  • Identified problem areas in each department and implemented corrective actions.
  • Fostered strong working relationships with employees and executives.
  • Directed all accounting, payroll, and administrative functions.
  • Resolved complex business issues in company's favor.
  • Exceeded performance goals and achieved concrete results.
  • Defended and advocated for company before federal agencies, state and county agencies, and the courts.
  • Strengthened communications with executive team.
  • Directed human resource policies and employee training programs.
  • Inspired sales team with strategies to achieve sustained market growth and profitability.
07/1979 to 08/1982 Jessica L. Claire - Attorney at Law Self Employed | City, STATE,
  • Exceeded expectations by providing exceptional service and attention to clients.
  • Professionally represented clients in both civil and criminal matters.
  • Attended seminars and continuing education courses to improve skills.
  • Achieved exceptional results in both both State and Federal Courts.
01/1979 to 12/1980 Lenawee County Commissioner - Elected Position Lenawee County | City, STATE,
  • Worked directly with local community leaders and organizations to achieve results.
  • Provided exceptional service and attention to county employees and the general public.
  • Partnered with the local business community and the public to produce exceptional results.
  • Spearheaded the effort to bring in new businesses and jobs to the community by serving on the Lenawee Economic Development Corporation.
  • Provided the people with a full dollar's worth of service for each tax dollar spent.
07/1974 to 06/1979 Accountant Gulf + Western Manufacturing | City, STATE,
  • Worked as a cost accountant in an industrial setting.
  • Performed critical clerical and administrative tasks with great skill.
  • Created financial reports with exceptional organization and precision.
  • Audited financial controls during annual audits.
  • Completed month-end closing processes and always met deadlines.
  • Evaluated accounting controls to achieve constant improvement.
Education and Training
Expected in 12/1978 J.D. | Law University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, OH, GPA:
Expected in 05/1973 Bachelor of Arts | Pre Law And Business Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI GPA:
  • Magna Cum Laude graduate
  • Siena Heights Academic Scholarship Recipient
  • Dean's List Honoree 6 Consecutive Semesters
  • Awarded top honors at Harvard University's Model United Nations Program.
Expected in | Business And Information Technology University of Maryland - College Park, College Park, MD GPA:

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School Attended

  • University of Toledo College of Law
  • Siena Heights University
  • University of Maryland - College Park

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  • Vice President and General Counsel
  • Jessica L. Claire - Attorney at Law
  • Lenawee County Commissioner - Elected Position
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  • J.D.
  • Bachelor of Arts

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