Service Description: As a communications professional with specialties in business development and user-experience design, I offer a range of services to promote and grow your business.
In general the services I provide are (if what you’re looking for is not listed, please ask): executive pitches and PowerPoint presentations, proposal support, website and web application content, and communications materials (digital portfolios, brochures, blog posts, byline articles, sales scripts, etc.).
My Background: Prior to Smart Sauce,I sat in the “hot seat”as a sales rep, selling solar photovoltaic systems to residential and commercial customers. As a sales manager, I lead a team that helped increased company revenue 10x in one year. Before that, I worked with the executive team at Cohn & Wolfe, a global P.R. firm, helping pitch high profile clients including Autonomy, Archimedes Model, McKesson and Trilogy Homes. I also developed “prep materials” including strategic insights reports, industry briefs and media backgrounders so all team members were primed and razor sharp on pitch day. I’ve written a wide variety of content for the web and traditional media. I have deep experience with start-ups, technology and clean tech / renewable energy.
I’m a NY native, currently living in San Diego, CA. I’ve worked for large companies and small start-ups and thrive in fast-paced environments. I have a B.S. in Cognitive Science with a focus on Human-Computer Interaction from U.C. San Diego. I’m a certified scrum product owner (CSPO) and I studied Spanish in Uruguay, Peru and Ecuador.
Companies I’ve worked for (see resume on LinkedIn):
Not sure if you need help? Give me a call to discuss your project or email me your slides for a quick presentation critique.
In developing executive presentations and strategic pitches, Jessica has a unique ability to identify the key research issues and distill the commentary in a meaningful way; reducing both the time and expense associated with using traditional means and resources. As a result, her efforts and work product provide significant “value add” to our organization. David Field, CEO at OneRoof EnergyJessica is an extremely personable and communicative consultant. She is an expert in her field and really helped me take some of the mystery out of in-bound marketing. She provided lots of great ideas, was up-to-date on the work in her field, and was honest about what would work and what would not work in this realm. I recommend her highly. Desha Crownover, Owner & Artistic Director at Prodigy School of Arts
I worked with Jessica at One Roof Energy and have a great appreciation of her skill set, business accumen and personality. Jessica is highly intelligent, has keen insight into business goals, strategy and tactics. She was my sounding board for new products and innovations.Jessica’s bright personality, positive attitude and experience helped to keep team morale high and effective. She is a positive addition to any team and I would love to work with her again. Martin Green, Owner at Broadpath Technical ManagementJessica helped define the target-customer, marketing strategy and web content for my business, Synergy Massage & Wellness. She took the time to understand my personal approach, long term vision and the user experience in order to develop the right messaging for my clients and my business goals. Jessica is wonderful to work with and has always been my go-to person when it comes to developing and growing my business. Linda Mach, Owner at Synergy Massage and Wellness
Jessica is a wonderful sales executive. She is smart, hard working, and has an awesome attitude. She “gets” new ideas quickly and is proactive in testing new messages and offers with customers. She seeks out input and is always looking to improve. She is great to work with, highly recommend her. Bill Trenchard, Parter at First Round CapitalJessica was one of the first people we hired in sales when we started Vista Solar. Although we hired her to sell solar installations, we soon learned that she was capable of much more. She helped us forge a marketing plan consisting of TV commercials and print ads and helped us formulate customer presentations, our website and much more. Anyone who has met Jessica knows that she is a capable individual. Her communication and presentation skills are excellent and she is a superb writer. She is very personable and connects with people quickly and sincerely. Patrick Callinan, Owner & President at Vista Solar
Jessica is one of those rare talented people who can do just about anything and always wants a new challenge. She excelled in her research role, but found her real passion while working on new business activities – she is an excellent sales person. Jessica gets into the hearts and minds of the customer by knowing her product well, developing a strong understanding of the market limitations and options, and by bringing a contagious enthusiasm to everything she does. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire Jessica again. Annie Longsworth, Owner/CEO at Siren Agency