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Jillian Alexander, MBA, CM&AA, CHRC
Founder and CEO
Managing Director, Strategy & Corporate Development practice

Areas of Specialization & Expertise

 
  1. Opportunity and Issue Identification
  2. Corporate Portfolio Management / Intellectual Property Management
  3. Corporate & Brand Positioning
  4. Strategy Development (e.g., Marketing, Financial, Operational)
  5. Strategic Planning / Scenario Planning / Contingency Planning
  6. Risk Mitigation
  7. Business Plan Documentation and Evaluation
  8. Product Development & Innovation / Service Development & Innovation
  9. New Venture Development / Business Model Development
  10. Organization Design and Reorganization
  11. Business & Corporate Transactions
    (e.g., Mergers & Acquisition, Joint Ventures, Licensing, Outsourcing)
  12. Capitalization Strategies
  13. Valuations
  14. Joint Venture, Licensee, Strategic Alliance and Third-Party Management
  15. Negotiation / Ombudsman / Mediation / Facilitation
  16. Corporate Governance Policy and Procedures Development
  17. Research / Study Design and Execution
    e.g., Industry, Market, Feasibility, Benchmarking, Customer Satisfaction)
  18. Competitive & Operational Assessment
  19. Integrated Marketing Planning & Management
  20. Customer Satisfaction & Retention
  21. Strategic Sourcing & Vendor Selection
  22. Workforce Planning, Development and OFCCP Compliance
  23. Workflow Efficiency / Business Process Reengineering
  24. Profitability and Performance Improvement
  25. Business Transition & Transformation Management
    (including Program and Project Management and Implementation of other initiatives)
 
  • “Jillian provided excellent support and structure during HP’s spin-out of Agilent.”

    Steve Brashear, Director,
    Corporate Planning & Reporting
    Hewlett-Packard

  • “You opened the eyes of the department on ways to improve Purchasing.”

    Cathy Smith
    Purchasing
    Chiron Corporation

  • “Jillian assisted in developing plans for Movielink, Sonypictures.com, etc. Without her skill and dedication, we would not have been successful. I highly recommend her.”

    Doug Chey
    Divisional CIO
    Sony Pictures Entertainment

  • “Jillian’s intellect, confidence, dedication, and communication skills are very valuable assets for any firm.”

    Joerg Bieber
    Managing Director/Owner
    BIEBER KARTON AG

  • “Jillian is a great confidante”

    Corporate Banker turned
    Entrepreneur & CEO
    Lifestyle e-Commerce start-up

  • “Jillian did an outstanding job with the restructuring of the Lumileds joint venture.”

    Steve Brashear, Director,
    Corporate Planning & Reporting
    Hewlett-Packard

  • “Thank you for putting in so much effort and research, Jillian.”

    Marketing Manager
    Small Private Enterprise

  • “I look forward to working with you again. You’re good at what you do, professional, and honest and you can’t ask for any more.”

    Founding CEO
    Start-Up Technical Gear company

  • “Jillian successfully supervised all personnel in pursuit of project goals ... Jillian’s performance was exemplary. I will look forward to the opportunity of working with her again.”

    Project Owner
    Large Private Enterprise

  • “Jillian is all about performance. I am confident that she can increase performance of any company in some manner no matter how well or poorly it is performing today.”

    Corporate Banker turned
    Entrepreneur & CEO
    Lifestyle e-Commerce start-up

  • “The materials you put together were fantastic!”

    CEO & Co-founder
    Consumer Electronics start-up

  • “Thank you again, Jillian. You’re a complete godsend.”

    Manager
    Private Enterprise

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Industry Experience

Management and Consulting client service experience spans domestic and multinational public corporations, private enterprises, non-profit organizations,and government agencies. Client life-stages range from start-ups to established trend-setting small- & middle market enterprises (SMEs) to market leading privately-held and Fortune Global 500 companies. Clients operate in a wide array of industries, including:

  • BioScience
  • Communications
  • Community Foundations
  • Consumer Products
  • Entertainment
  • Financial Services
  • Government
  • Healthcare Services
  • Industrial Products & Services
  • Internet
  • Media
  • Paperboard
  • Professional Services
  • Retail
  • Technology
  • Trade Associations
  • Previous Affiliations

    Vice President-Corporate Development and SONY US Venture Team member, SONY
    Vice President-Corporate Development & Strategic Planning, eMemories
    Practice Area Manager and Senior Strategy Consultant, Price Waterhouse/PricewaterhouseCoopers
    Strategic Planning Associate, Bieber Karton Schlema GmbH
    General Manager and Line Producer/Production Manager, Imagine One Productions
    Creative Producer and Account Coordinator, Courtlemagne Communications

    Academic Appointments

    Adjunct Professor, Business Department, Santa Monica College (Courses: International Business and Entrepreneurship)
    Fellow, Central and East European Development (CEED) Program, Cornell University

    Education

    M.B.A., Cornell University-Johnson Graduate School of Management. Concentrations: Finance / International Business.
    B.F.A., cum laude, American College of the Applied Arts. (Los Angeles and London campuses). Major: Design.
    Prior studies: Arizona State University. Major: Marketing.

    Professional Certifications

     
    CM&AA, Loyola University Chicago - Certifed Merger & Acquisition Advisor.
    CHRC, CRI University - Certified Human Resource Consultant.

    Select Civic Activities

    Founding Member & Past Chairperson-Los Angeles Chapter, CEN (formerly Cornell Entrepreneur Network)
    Member, Rotary Club of Santa Monica. Past Club Board roles: Vice President and Director-International Service
    Senior Assistant Governor, Communications & PR, Rotary District 5280
    Team Leader, Group Study Exchange, Rotary District 5280 (Los Angeles) with District 1920 (former East German states)
    Co-Chair, Rotary Districts 5280/7000 International Humanitarian Service Project – Wheelchairs to Puerto Rico
    Co-Chair, Rotary Districts 5280/6990/7020 Humanitarian Project – Grand Bahama Emergency Water Facility
    Commissioner, Commission on the Status of Women, City of Santa Monica, California, USA
     

    Awards & Recognition (Personal)

    ACQ Global Awards – WINNER – US Gamechanger of the Year - Jillian Alexander. 2015.
    Acquisition International M&A Awards – WINNER – Rising-Star CEO of the Year – Jillian Alexander. 2015.
    Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce – Chairman’s Award. 2013.
    Rotary Districts 5280 & 7000 – District Governors’ Awards for Outstanding Service. District Humanitarian Trip to Puerto Rico. 2012.
    The Coaching Institute – NOMINEE – International Coach of the Year. 2011 and 2012.
    Rotary District 5280 – District Governors’ Award for International Service. Bahamas Water Project. 2007.
    Price Waterhouse LLP – Innovation Award. e.Conomy Business Plan. 1998.
     
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