Jessica Bantom


I recently heard a proclaimed innovator refer to her career path as 'non-linear.'  That got me thinking about my own path:

TRACK 1: BA in English -> Marketing -> Technical Writer -> IT Consultant / Business System Analyst -> Strategy / Communications / Change Management Consultant

TRACK 2: MA in Interior Design -> Interior Color & Design Consultant

Pit Stops: 'Sweet Stuff Inc.' (childhood custom greeting card "business" - my family will never let me live that name down) and Bestow (gift experience concierge service - a passion project of mine that helped me create special memories for clients' loved ones)

After some reflection, it occurred to me that the common denominator in all of this is that I am drawn to making the ordinary extraordinary through personalized approaches and a focus on overall experience.  And that's what drives me in my work and my personal pursuits today.

My core strengths:

  • Resourceful multi-tasker proficient in managing logistics for simultaneous projects
  • Strategic thinker experienced at articulating and executing against concepts
  • Focused organizer capable of introducing structure to transform ideas to reality
  • Problem-solving creative adept at drawing from diverse professional background
  • Engaged mentor invested in the development of team members and connections