FAQs about Jillian Alexander
Jillian Alexander , MBA, CM&AA, CHRC
Founder and CEO
Managing Director, Corporate Development
Profitability and customer-focused Business Strategist, Corporate Development Specialist, Deal Broker and Project Manager Jillian Alexander brings over 20 years Management and Client Service experience to Conduit Consulting.
This includes confidentially advising and successfully collaborating with senior management at clients ranging from 14 Fortune Global 200 corporations to 10+ start-ups spanning 15 diverse industries on company & product positioning, development and restructuring initiatives.
In doing so, Jillian
has not only helped her
clients envision new products and services, develop award-winning business plans and marketing campaigns, increase revenue and operate efficiently, but also achieve and maintain top performance:
Clients consistently commend Jillian
for being a quick study; providing strategic insights and innovative, pragmatic solutions; creating effective negotiating strategies; building consensus amongst multiple stakeholder groups; maintaining integrity, professionalism and sensitivity to clients; and ensuring timely completion of accurate, relevant, and robust deliverables.
Prior to forming Conduit Consulting, Jillian advised internal and external clients as Vice President-Corporate Development at SONY and as a member of its SONY US Venture team, as a Strategy Consultant during her 4-year tenure at Pricewaterhouse-Coopers and in other roles.
has managed within and provided services to companies of all sizes.
From these roles, Jillian
gained extensive experience managing projects and relationships as well as Strategic Planning, Research & Development, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Procurement, Production & Operations and Sales activities.
Due to her
demonstrated leadership abilities, exceptional multidisciplinary skill set, adeptness at working cross-culturally and entrepreneurial spirit, Jillian
was selected as Central and East European Development (CEED) Program Fellow to enhance a local company's ability to compete in a free market economy, facilitate privatization as well as support reconstruction and economic development within the region.
Being committed to both helping businesses compete in a global economy and creating jobs to bolster regional economies, in addition to her consulting work Jillian has taught International Business as an Adjunct Professor at Santa Monica College and has been actively involved with professional associations and community organizations.
Activities include producing Entrepreneurship and Intraprenuership seminars for Executive and Senior Management personnel and providing career coaching to individuals at all levels.
Related to her
external and internal advisory roles, Jillian
has authored business articles published by Tribune Media and others as well as co-authored methodologies spanning Corporate Governance, Intellectual Property Rights Management , Merger & Acquisition and Strategic Partnership Analysis , Merger Integration , Organizational Performance Planning & Assessment , Procurement, and Valuations in addition to training materials covering Economic Value Analysis, Organization Design and Strategy Development .
Jillian received her M.B.A. from Cornell University- S.C.
Johnson Graduate School of Management
studies concentrated on Finance and International Business.
professional qualifications include Certified M&A Advisor, CFA Institute
Regular Member and Certified Human Resource Consultant.
Additionally, after majoring in Marketing at Arizona State University, Jillian went on to study at American College of the Applied Arts' Los Angeles and London campuses where she graduated cum laude , receiving a B.F.A. in Design.