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.