EXPERIENCE

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  • Led the recruitment effort and grew team from 2 to 14 within seven months while building out 18K of shell office/lab space. Hired an additional 15 employees by Q2 of the following year.

    • Made key top talent process development and immunology hires within first three months in an extremely competitive market.

  • Opened 5k of temporary office and lab to meet aggressive company timelines.  Managed temporary space while overseeing permanent space project.

  • Implemented all operational infrastructure of the company including insurance, health benefits and IT to name a few.

  • Hired and trained administrative/operations team to oversee the day to day functionality of the office.  Directly managed team of three while serving as a highly contributing member of company Leadership Team.

  • Created company culture including event planning and management, social media platform and website.

  • Responsible for all aspects of HR including employee relations, onboarding and offboarding, performance management, compensation & benefits, policies and procedures, rewards and recognition, career development and legal compliance.

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  • Directly managed 7 company moves, 5 expansion projects, 2 buildouts and addition of Seattle office/lab.

    • Completed major real estate project within 10 months and on budget with minimal downtime. Identified need for 50K of lab/office in February 2013, moved into space in December 2013. Space was fully functional and utilized beginning January 1, 2014.

    • Oversaw integration of Seattle based team.  Secured space in competitive section of downtown Seattle and upgraded their space and equipment within two months of acquisition.

    • Secured 250K square feet of prime real estate for long term growth of company.  Negotiated shorter than usual lease term and favorable sublet rights to give company more optionality with higher than market tenant improvement allowance.

  • Member of committee to create the company Core Values. These values served as the cornerstone of bluebird’s successful and enduring culture.

  • Built and managed administrative and operations team.  Grew from 1 to 7 over a five-year period.

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MTV's Band in a Bubble 
  • Served as project lead and music specialist on television production of Dr Pepper’s Band in a Bubble for MTV.

  • Created new business pitches, drafted development scope of work, attended client meetings and organized and ran brainstorm sessions.

  • Maintained production calendar, arranged, and led weekly status meetings, and created relevant reports and presentations for both internal team and clients.