Jess is an accomplished consultant specialising in technology and innovation, with over twenty years of experience. She has a keen eye for innovation for growth, a problem solving style and her track record is firmly bolted in successful execution.
Strengths and Career Achievements
Jess has over 24 years’ experience in technology, in increasingly senior roles, directly influencing the growth trajectory and results of the companies she has worked with. After an early career in Australia, born in the first internet boom, Jess led world first programmes in strategic marketing for O2 in readiness for its sale to Spain’s Telefonica. In another senior management role, she worked with PayPal’s International team innovating and growing their off-eBay mobile payments products globally across multiple sector clients. She has also consulted to Royal Bank of Scotland Group where she led multiple innovation projects including an eCommerce wallet involving M&A, working with regulatory boards and devising a code of ethics with a national body; she also led a large group-wide rebrand programme with heavy digital components. Jess later led the group corporate and product strategy for a London based group of interactive digital companies in readiness for its $59m sale.
Whilst living in the Middle East, as Chief Marketing Officer, Jess was involved in the merger of two technology companies and consolidated multiple country partnerships under a transformational multi-channel strategy and refreshed the corporate brand.
Since 2014, Jess has been working in Singapore, specialising in strategy and planning, Business Development, and special projects in the areas of transformation, change and innovation.
Jess has lived in 5 countries and worked in over 40; as a result, she has great understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of cultural distinctions.
Sector and Service Expertise
Jess supports Skarbek’s Transformational Change, Mergers & Acquisitions and Project Management services.