Inventive, enthusiastic learner, master troubleshooter and an indisputable extrovert with a “Get It Done” mentality, Jackie has served as a Jack of all Trades for startup companies since 2014, helping bring concepts to fruition and products to the market.
Jackie graduated from the College of Charleston and obtained a BA in Communications in 2014. Through her senior Capstone course she secured a leading position with the local nonprofit, The Harbor Entrepreneur Center. The HarborEC is a 501c3 with one mission: to create collision among entrepreneurs. The organization has a number of initiatives dedicated to growing entrepreneurship and scalable companies in the Charleston region, including an Accelerator Program for innovative startups and other programs specifically designed for further-staged entrepreneurs with viable, successful companies. Through their programs and events, every Founder of a business is connected with mentors that have done it, experts with the skills, investors with smart capital, and a peer group of other supportive Founders. Jackie ran the logistics of the HarborEC’s various programs, planned and executed 5+ high impact events per year, managed 5 co-working sites around the Charleston region, handled communications and marketing, and ultimately ensured the best possible experience for all groups involved (program participants, mentors, sponsors, community, etc.)
Jackie worked for The HarborEC for three years until securing her position as Director of Corporate Development for blinktbi (now DBA blinkcns) in July, 2017. As Director of Corporate Development she put her Jack of all Trades hat back on and lead numerous departments within the company: product development, strategic marketing and branding, tech and customer support, digital marketing and PR, and more. Three years later, she shifted into her role as Chief Operating Officer where she thrives as a leader for her team and manages the day to day operations of the company.