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

Areas of Specialization & Expertise

  • Opportunity and Issue Identification
  • Corporate Portfolio Management / Intellectual Property Management
  • Corporate & Brand Positioning
  • Strategy Development (e.g., Marketing, Financial, Operational)
  • Strategic Planning / Scenario Planning / Contingency Planning
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Business Plan Documentation and Evaluation
  • Product Development & Innovation / Service Development & Innovation
  • New Venture Development / Business Model Development
  • Organization Design and Reorganization
  • Business & Corporate Transactions
    (e.g., Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Licensing, Outsourcing)
  • Capitalization Strategies
  • Valuations
  • Joint Venture, Licensee, Strategic Alliance and Third-Party Management
  • Negotiation / Ombudsman / Mediation / Facilitation
  • Corporate Governance Policy and Procedures Development
  • Research / Study Design and Execution
    (e.g., Industry, Market, Feasibility, Benchmarking, Customer Satisfaction)
  • Competitive & Operational Assessment
  • Integrated Marketing Planning & Management
  • Customer Satisfaction & Retention
  • Strategic Sourcing & Vendor Selection
  • Workforce Planning, Development and OFCCP Compliance
  • Workflow Efficiency / Business Process Reengineering
  • Profitability and Performance Improvement
  • Business Transition & Transformation Management
    (including Program and Project Management and Implementation of other initiatives)

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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:

  • AgriBusiness
  • 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

Santa Monica College – Associate Professor, Business Department
Cornell University – Fellow, Central and East European Development (CEED) Program


M.B.A., Cornell University – Johnson Graduate School of Management. Concentrations: Finance and International Business.
B.A.A., cum laude, American College for the Applied Arts. (Los Angeles and London campuses). Major: Fashion 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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