Jolie Kanat: Business Manager

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Computer application services company. Full business administration, contracting, policies, payroll.

Esteem Associates

Business Administrator

Speaker/author, administrative duties, editing, personal organization

Holzmueller Productions

Director of Business Administration

Technical theatre lighting and staging company. Responsible for developing and implementing seven division organizational plan, hiring process, salary evaluation and budgeting plan, job evaluation, in-house shop procedures, job descriptions, staffing, org charting.

Fresher Information Corporation

Human Resources/Organizational Development

Responsible for recruiting, benefits design, positioning, policies, employee handbook, HR, interviews, Admin/HR section of business plan, departmental budgeting, employee law, hiring plan, organizational development. Ramping up to staff of 124 by end of Y2K. Increased staffing by 51% in two months.


Business/Operations/HR Consultant

Start up operations from scratch for Northern California pre-IPO branch office. Office space acquisition, staffing forecasting, recruiting, all HR, facilities, legal and in-office policies, investor relations, business assessments and administration.

Standard Medical, San Francisco, CA

Business Consultant/Chief Administrative Officer

Medical E-Commerce Start-Up preparing for IPO. Established basic accounting, hiring, legal, and general office communications systems and administration for start-up. Complete office management. Created full seven-division organizational structure and org chart. Completed full assessments for corrected management and stock option distribution systems and implemented those systems. Created proper routing for payables. Liaison with physician shareholders, Board of Directors, CEO and legal counsel.

Editorial Consultant

Senior Editor for technical business model, policy documents.

Hawken Construction, San Rafael, CA

Director of Business Administration

Establishment of office computer systems, employee handbooks, training, and company policies for both Drywall division and Paint division. Communication systems and job routing administration. All legal. Full implementation of organizational charts, mapping and expansion plan. Increased gross revenue 34% from the prior year within eight months. Established successful Paint division with consistent 15% to 20% profit margin. Created computerized scheduling procedures, scheduling over 20,000 hours of labor delivered to satisfied customers.

The Totally Fun Company, Clearwater, FL

Co-Owner/Vice President

Full establishment of expanding multi-million dollar entertainment and design business, including creating an aggressive and extremely successful long term marketing strategy and complete national and international organizational structure. The company created and produced massive major theme park attractions, family entertainment centers, and themed environments. Organized and supervised large trade show convention booths, trade ads, press releases, marketing budget.
  • Interfaced directly with and created presentations for top CEOs of entertainment industry, including Bob Pittman, Steven Spielberg, Time Warner Executives, Presidents of all the Time Warner Six Flags theme parks, Presidents of European Walibi theme parks.
  • Clients include Time/Warner, Six Flags, Walibi European Theme Parks, Treasure Island Redwing Casino.
  • The company brought in approximately 26 million dollars in gross revenue in the last five contract seasons.

Director of Human Resources and Administration

Development of all office and field recruiting, HR, including written company policies, employee manuals, full staffing, overseeing casting of hundreds of performers, mediation, ethics and termination actions. Personnel training and enhancement for the office and field. Managed and carried out mass national and international recruitment and auditions for major multimillion-dollar live productions.
  • Created national and international orientation programs for performers in seven different states, as well as in Holland, Belgium and France.

General Sales/Marketing

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