JESSE ALAN GORDON

Application Scientist, Communications, Marketing, Analysis

1770 Massachusetts Avenue, #630, Cambridge MA 02140
(617) 320-6989           jobs@jessegordon.com

Professional Skills

 

Public Relations         
History of successful interactions with stakeholders, in both corporate and community contexts; including scientific community; environmental community; corporate R&D; and the general public.

Internet Communication       
History of successful use of traditional websites and traditional email,
plus social media, eMarketing, eCommunications, and viral marketing.

Press Communication
History of successful publication in mainstream media; and appearances in newspaper articles, radio and television broadcasts.

 

Education

 

Master of Public Policy in Environment and Development, 1994
                        Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA
                        Focus on communications; applications of technology and science; and
                        reconciliation between stakeholder needs and policy implementation.

B.A., General Science and Biology
                        Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
                        Education Minor; focus on biochemistry and computer technology.

 

Professional Experience

 

Application Scientist, Dotmatics Ltd.                                                                               2012 - date

·         Present chemoinformatics software at customer sites scientific conferences, and university classrooms.

·         Liaison between external researchers and internal developers for bioinformatics software.

·         Produced training videos and public videos and articles for website and customer distribution.

·         Initiated email system for informing chemists and biologists about Dotmatics.

 

Director of Software Marketing, PerkinElmer Informatics CambridgeSoft Division  2007 - 2011

·         Presented at customer sites (approx. 200), scientific conferences, and university classrooms.

·         Liaison between external researchers and internal developers for company’s first biopolymer software.

·         Opened new territories for business, including first million-dollar contracts in India and Southeast Asia.

·         Produced public videos (approx. 50) and articles (approx. 100) for website and email distribution.

·         Analyzed competing products for ChemDraw and related PerkinElmer desktop software products.

 

Communications Manager, CambridgeSoft Corporation                                             2004 - 2007

·         Designed website and Internet marketing plan for industry leader in chemoinformatics.

·         Oversaw Internet-based customer relations; wrote SOPs for outsource staff; and hired staff in India.

·         Grew corporate and academic site license business from 50 licenses to 500 licenses.

·         Organized emailing and webinars in four languages; added Spanish, Chinese, and Finnish.

·         Email and webinars directly credited with closing a dozen deals per year; plus many more indirectly.

 

Senior Analyst, Perot Systems Government Services                                                    2000 - 2004

·         For the Massachusetts Watershed Initiative of the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs:
Researched and published the 5-Year Watershed Action Plan for the North Coastal Watershed.

·         For the Tucson (Arizona) Water Department and the Environmental Protection Agency:
Developed tools for public and press to “data mine” the drinking water database. The Tucson project includes several GIS components, fully integrating large-scale databases with high-detail maps.

Communications Director, Reich for Governor Committee                                         2001 2002

·         Designed, implemented, and managed staff for major-party gubernatorial campaign web site.

·         Managed 30 volunteers in technical fields, Spanish translation, and multigenerational marketing.

·         Website and email campaign credited with candidate getting through caucuses and Convention.

 

Political Website Developer, OnTheIssues.org.                                                         1999 – present

Editor-in-Chief, http://www.issues2000.org and http://www.speakout.com  (now OnTheIssues.org)

·         Developed an interactive Web site, first via venture capital; then as non-profit; then in syndication.

·         Website presents Presidential and Congressional candidates’ views on election issues.

·         Managed database of 300,000 citations; published print-on-demand books; supervised staff of 40.

·         Monetized website of 25,000 Web pages via paid advertisements; syndication; and book sales.

 

Environmental Policy Analyst, Buffalo River Stewardship Foundation, Ltd.              1995 – 1996

·         Co-founded  non-profit organization to protect the Buffalo National River in Arkansas. 

·         Wrote successful 501(c)(3) application; plus several successful grant proposals.

·         Recruited and built a membership base, plus network of government and NGOs. 

·         Researched environmental, economic and political impacts; published 3 major reports.

 

Additional Experience

                                                                                                 

Project Leader: Systems Analysis & Implementation, Vantage Group Services, Inc.

(Bulk mail service company providing list management, mailing and tracking services to non-profit organizations.)

·         Created and maintained budget, accounting and data management tools for 100,000-member lists. 

·         Supervised and coordinated two direct reports and trained 25 staff members. 

·         Secured buy-in from key decision makers; met tight deadlines under pressure.

 

System Analyst/Revenue Planning Coordinator, Houghton Mifflin Company

·         Set up automated system to collect data, control inventory and forecast demand

·         Eliminated 640 staff hours per cycle and provided inventory-related process efficiencies.

 

Management and IT Consulting, Jesse Gordon Associates

Management Consultant: NEC Corp., International Purchasing Offices

·         Designed and implemented an international procurement/export system.

·         Converted from initial satellite communication system to Tokyo, to Internet-based system.

·         Drastically slashed ordering time and costs by allowing comparison-shopping.

·         Provided computer software consulting to clients in 7 states and 6 countries. 

·         Computerized more than 25 businesses and wrote custom software solutions.