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Financial and Operations Executive, Business Performance Consultant, and Leadership Expert with track record of growing profitability in multi-site manufacturing, assembly, and distribution environments. Skilled in the development of strong-accountability management teams, the design and execution of complex business strategies, and the optimization of resources to meet business objectives. Experienced in leading senior management teams through the compliance requirements of business acquisitions and sales. Recognized as an engaged and effective leader utilizing exceptional leadership and communication skills to achieve results.
Jess has managed in the roles of CEO, President, VP Operations, and Division Controller, and in diverse industries including water infrastructure technology, food-service packaging, and consumer products distribution. Accomplishments include:
Leading a Senior Management Team in the successful sale of water infrastructure and technology business – including EBITDA improvement, organizational preparation, quality of earnings review, and due diligence compliance.
Executed acquisition integrations in infrastructure technology and packaging industries.
Managed manufacturing operations across the United States and Mexico.
Developed co-production assembly partnerships in the U.S., China, and Western Europe.
Facilitated supply-chain and compliance infrastructures to support demanding fulfillment requirements for major retailers such as Walmart, Target, The Home Depot, and Dollar General.
Executed capacity, productivity, and cost savings programs resulting in several million dollars of improved bottom line.
Jess has completed a Master of Science Degree in Leadership and Organizational Development, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management.