Jolene Anderson brings extensive experience in advising, mentoring and connecting early stage and growth stage companies with the strategic advice and resources required to scale their product or service. She has provided investor and media relations, executive coaching and has significant experience in providing advice for alternative financing, exit strategy and access to grant funding. Ms. Anderson has over 25 years’ experience in advising companies, in the Pacific Rim and North America. Her career experience includes senior development strategist for various private companies and investor relations for a public company, focused on STEM education. She is a previous advisor for Kineta Bio, a life science company based in Seattle, WA. Ms. Anderson currently serves as Chapter President of the Boise, ID Keiretsu Forum, and has served on the Life Science Deal Screening Committee for Keiretsu Forum NW for the past 5 years. She is a member of the Idaho Technology Council and has participated as a mentor for various life science companies and technology companies and food companies in WA, ID and UT. Ms. Anderson has been an active mentor, participating in the Microsoft Airband Initiative, worked with the Venture Capital.org Deal Forum in UT and ID, active volunteer for the SBIR/STTR events held at Boise State University, and served as a committee chair for the past 3 years for WeRoc, Women Accessing Capital, a presentation of VentureCapital.org, held in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 2018, Ms. Anderson was given the Excellence in Finance Award by the Idaho Business Review. Ms. Anderson currently serves on the Board of the St. Alphonsus Hospital Foundation in Idaho.
Previously, Jolene worked as a commercial real estate Broker in WA State, where she was a Vice President for a local commercial real estate firm for 12 years. Her role included selling personal and real property, master planned communities, businesses, hotels and providing strategic workout advice to property owners, with assets in excess of $100 million. Her client list included Fortune 500 companies, attorneys, appraisers, financing sources, insurance companies, senior housing developers, hospitality companies and banks. She has also worked as a commercial appraiser for one of the leading appraisal firms in the Pacific NW, where she appraised master planned communities, medical facilities and hotels. She has also provided feasibility services for senior living communities, hospitality and medical spa facilities, and access to capital for commercial real estate clients. She is currently licensed with Coldwell Banker Bain Commercial as part of a team of experienced commercial real estate brokers.
In her role as Advisor, Ms. Anderson has worked with blockchain companies, digital technology companies, medical device, material science and life science companies. She has over 25 years of experience in working with health care companies, and health education companies and previously founded a corporate wellness education company. In her role as Founder/President/CEO, Ms. Anderson, was actively engaged as a supporter and advocate for Bastyr University, www.Bastyr.edu, and produced media on healthy aging, participated in trade shows in Canada and the U.S. and provided strategic consulting services for wellness service, medical device, bioscience and nutraceutical companies.
Ms. Anderson has extensive media experience and was a featured guest editor for U.S. News and World Report on STEM education, guest editor for The Puget Sound Business Journal, and other trade journals. She has been a featured speaker at the recent Flywheel Conference in Wenatchee, WA, panelist for the Angel Capital Association, Startup Boise, and WeRoc, Women Accessing Capital, and continues to be an active voice on social media for advancing research into brain science, life science, clean energy, impact investing, advocacy for STEM education and promoting entrepreneurship. She has been a media volunteer and continues to support the Chris Elliott Fund for Brain Cancer Research, www.endbraincancer.org and has served on the board of various non-profits.