Operations Manager, Chicago Innovation Mentors (CIM)
Biotechnology | Greater Chicago Area, US
Operations Manager for Chicago Innovation Mentors (CIM), working to coordinate communication among member institutions: University of Chicago, Northwestern University, iBIO Institute, University of Illinois, Argonne National Labs, and Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
Chicago Innovation Mentors supports university-based and local new technology innovation ventures through the use of mentor teams. CIM works with each science-based mentee venture to encourage innovation and catalyze technology commercialization in the Chicago area.
Additional experience in Marketing, Financial Statement Analysis, Consulting, Graphic Design, Painting, Drawing, TV and Web Production. My goal is to inspire others to contribute something great to the world.
Specialties: Operations Management, Graphic Design, Research, Painting, Communications, Web Production, TV & Video Production, Content Management, Drawing, Database Management, Spreadsheet Analysis, Strategic Planning
2011 - Present
Operations Manager, Chicago Innovation Mentors (CIM) / University of Chicago
CIM catalyzes university technology commercialization in the Chicago area by matching experienced and supportive mentorship teams with early-stage innovators. CIM supports opportunities at a wide range of stages, from earliest idea to company formation, with an initial focus on biomedical opportunities. From a collaboration among the University of Chicago, Northwestern, UIC, and the iBIO Institute mentees and mentors join this exciting program to foster new company formation and development in Chicago.
2009 - Present
Artist + Creative Director / wadecreate
Provides artist services to clients and art collectors. The mission of wadecreate is to create original artwork in bold and vibrant colors to awaken your senses and speak to your soul. Working in all mediums of artistic expression, including acrylic, oil, graphic, pencil, and illustration to provide unique one of a kind art to clients art lovers.
Also the founding artist of Custom Canvas Art Gallery is the premiere provider of quality commissioned art that brings artist and art lover together to create a unique aesthetic. CCART creates archival inkjet giclee prints of members artist's selected works at a fraction of the cost to purchase the original. The gallery features artwork by Member Artists that is bold, vibrant, and each piece in a unique style. This online gallery extends to include the Aesthetic Circle Blog (www.aestheticcircle.com) showcase of art, photos, music, poetry, and videos that inspire you.
Adjunct Professor, AEMM Department / Columbia College Chicago
Adjunct Professor, Arts Entrepreneurship 1
Arts, Entertainment & Media Management Department
This course focuses on the concepts, skills, expertise, information, attitudes, controls, and rewards of entrepreneurship. Students learn to recognize opportunities act on them. Students also learn how to orchestrate, enhance the capacity to envision, and anticipate from the entrepreneurship perspective. Upon completion the student must have awareness of the basic problems of pursuing a business opportunity and be able to demonstrate the planning process of a business start-up.
Traffic Producer/ Web Producer / WGN-TV
Manage traffic computer system and on-air presentation through morning newscasts and live morning cut-ins. Focus on helping producers and anchors showcase live, breaking traffic news using maps and the state department of transportation camera system. Deliver reports live on air and online covering travel times, incidents and alternative routes in a compelling, up-to-the-minute and creative way.
As Web Producer - update the website for wgntv.com with video, news content, photos, and podcasts. Monitor the status of videos produced for the show that need to be used on the web, and rendered through the content management system.
Web Intern / WGN-TV
Create and maintain content on wgntv.com and design website elements for a range of sales and marketing objectives. Cut video clips from WGN News at 9pm for fast web delivery. Produce web elements to promote and support the station's brand. Produce still or animated graphics, online video, text, sales promotions, contests, web polls, micro sites and rich media. Create and update site pages to reflect current news stories.
Web Producer / Frequency TV - Columbia College Chicago
I was hired to completely develop a new look and feel for the FrequencyTelevision.com website. I designed a site with a vintage feel using the color scheme created by a Columbia marketing class. I maintained the content on station website, formatted podcasts available for download in the iTunes directory, supervised a junior web designer, and produced over 25 original television programs for broadcast and online. As a producer, I oversaw the volunteers during production, edits, and graphics process.
DUTIES: Design and maintain station website together with marketing plans. Make podcasts available for download in the iTunes directory. Supervise web designer to update and develop new content for website. Produce original television programs for broadcast and online. Create packages on news, arts, entertainment and events in Chicago. Oversee staff during production and editing process for each show. Provided artist management for MusiciansStudio TV show productions. Maintain and update live video stream for the station.
Graduate Assistant & Associate Producer / Columbia College Chicago
Provide research and analysis of Media industry for graduate classes. Associate Producer/promotions for MusiciansStudio television show - a collaboration between the AEMM, Music, and TV departments at Columbia. The show now airs on WYCC-Channel 20 in Chicago. Create all posters, cd/dvd covers, and web designs for branding the TV show.
Manager, Financial & Economic Consulting / Huron Consulting Group
Financial and Economic consulting solutions for telecommunications, intellectual property, and construction cases. Manage staff of analysts during the review of client financial data during restatements. Analyze financial restatement, IP litigation, loss profit and damage disputes documents, reports, and communications. Compile regression analysis and summary reports for expert witness testimony during trial and arbitration proceedings. Analyze market trends in telecommunication, health care, financial industries.
Marketing Coordinator / Everett & Associates
Performed analysis including target market identification, and communication effectiveness
Redesigned marketing materials based on analysis, including business cards, and letterhead
Designed and created print campaign featured as the cover on all magazines at the local YCMA
Created brochures to highlight company services in a consistent way that attracts new business
Updated company logo and business colors while utilizing Illustrator and Photoshop skills
Developed client Power Point presentations in alignment with new company color and design
Analyst, Business Consulting / Arthur Andersen LLP
Analyzed market trends and managed client data for the discovery process
Prepared expert testimony reports for a major property dispute in New York regarding overdue construction services and expected payments in excess of $50 million
Submitted analysis related to multi-million dollar SEC investigation and four year restatement
Analyzed market trends in the telecommunications, healthcare, financial services industries
Provided process management to detailed investigation of data in $2 billion vitamin price dispute
Submitted analysis related to investigation of a waste management company's earnings restatement upon organizing over 800,000 hardcopy and 2 million electronic documents
Electronically collected, converted, and managed over 10 million documents into Access database as rows of data for the discovery process
Columbia College Chicago
Master of Arts Management
Media Management concentration
University of Michigan
Bachelor of Business Administration, Emphases
Marketing and Corporate Strategy
Chicago Top 25 Tweeters
Producing, parenting, pontificating, running, painting, drawing, and creating websites. I love art.