Owner, Systems Success and Bullseye Hiring Partner
For almost 20 years as Co-owner/COO of Prudential California Realty and Coronado Financial Corp, Jolene was instrumental in growing her real estate firm, and its’ affiliated companies, from 35 agents/five employees in two offices, to over 350 agents and just under 50 employees in four offices. Income increased from $1.5 million per year, to over $29 million per year. In addition, she operated over 15 additional LLC’s and affiliated companies that supported real estate development, escrow, human resources, and what is today known as “flipping”.
Her role (which might be referred to as the “backstage”) in the company was to create and manage the business structure, accounting, human resources and operational structures, as well as maintain key relationships with institutional lenders, private lenders and vendors. In addition, Jolene’s years in the banking and commercial lending industry gave her real time experience in negotiating and relating to institutional lenders and processes.
With Jolene’s ability to set up systems and structures that enable growth, the companies were able to maintain market share as they grew and experienced substantial success. She was recognized and honored nationally as one of the top 50 companies in the Prudential Real Estate organization, consistently for over 10 years. Prior to that, she was recognized as being in the top 15 with the Century 21 real estate franchise prior to moving to the Prudential.
Since her departure in 2007 from the day to day workings for the real estate firm, Jolene has been able to focus on her strategic initiatives, and work as a “COO for hire” as she continues to work with various entrepreneurs and companies, delivering the type of services and support that allowed for her success in her own company. She continues to be the accomplice behind the scenes, providing unfounded understanding and listening for the Visionary at heart. Her happiest days are when she is actively supporting those visionaries in delivering and implementing their unique ideas and products.
Jolene currently lives in San Diego. Her daughter is a Finance Major at Boise State University. When together, you will most likely see them at various sporting events, such as a Chargers’ game or a Cancucks’ hockey game. Or you might find them reaching their goal of seeing as many professional baseball venues as possible. Jolene actively supports various charitable organizations and has completed two half marathons with Team in Training, raising several thousand dollars. Jolene participated as a board member for PAX Programs, Inc.
Owner, Bullseye Hiring and Inspired for Results LLC
“I’ve always wanted to help people…cliché, I know. My career has taken me from New Jersey to Miami to San Francisco to New York City. I moved back to New England in 2007 to be closer to my family. The retail and real estate industries have given me the opportunity to grow businesses and be a part of building teams. After graduating from college in Tampa, Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of South Florida, I went to work for Burdine’s Department Store in Training. After about a year, I was promoted to College Recruiter traveling to 11 campuses recruiting graduating seniors to the management training program. What a great job! After a couple of years, the Placement Director at Indiana University recommended me to The Gap Inc. as someone they should hire. I was recruited and moved from Miami to San Francisco. At The Gap, I was the Manager of Recruiting for The Stores division, seeking out flagship store managers, District and Regional Managers.
Following The Gap, I was the Manager of Training and Development for the Banana Republic division. For a number of years during the ‘dot com boom’ in Silicon Valley, I had a consulting company that placed Human Resource professionals into emerging new businesses. In 2002, I went to work as an Assistant to a Top Producing Real Estate Agent in San Francisco, Nina Hatvany. Her success, style and grace under pressure inspired me to want to be an agent, too. San Francisco is an amazing place to be in real estate! Life has its’ twists and turns; in 2007 I moved to Vermont to be near my family.
After working for Cathy Anderson, Senior Licensed Coach for the Mike Ferry Organization, for six years, I launched this business in 2013 with her blessings. The experience of having been both a Real Estate Assistant and a Real Estate Agent gives me a unique perspective in this role. Combined with the many years of experience as a Recruiter, I have a lot to give.
Let’s work together!”
Hiring Consultant, Systems Success & Bullseye Hiring
Donna worked as the Senior Executive Assistant to the CEO of the local children’s hospital for over 10 years. She then began working independently as a personal executive assistant to several high net worth clients. In addition, she taught relationship workshops for 7 years, teaching all around the country, including leading introductory classes and accepting radio and television interviews to promote the workshops.
Donna sees herself as a “matchmaker”, seeking the best candidates for our clients, and supporting dynamic business partnerships.
Team Member, Systems Success & Bullseye Hiring
Athena oversaw the management of a $35 million dollar commercial real estate portfolio for over 9 years in Southern California. With her extensive hands-on background in real estate management, she is excited to now be working with the dynamic, progressive and successful members of Systems Success & Bullseye Hiring.