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.
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 2010/2011, Ms. Anderson was invited to serve on the Mayor’s Green Task Force for the City of Seattle in evaluating the feasibility and best practice for bringing the housing stock in the City of Seattle more compliant with sustainable standards.
In her role as Advisor, Ms. Anderson has worked with clean tech 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 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.