SVP Creative and Licensing Strategy for Big Noise Music Group
Boards: FEME (Female Executives in Media & Entertainment), Motion Creative (copresident)
Named one of Billboard Magazine’s Top Industry Shaping Executives of 2020, Jess is a creative executive strategist with a proven track record in fresh perspective big-picture ideation and effective goal implementation – spanning across multiple sectors including film, music, business & non-profit.
Within 2 years of establishing her custom house, Sound Revolver’s projects went on to win a Telly Award, Clio Award and have gone RIAA Certified Gold. In addition to working on Oscar Academy-Award winning campaigns within Film, Jess assisted in overseeing the transition of production and operations at BuzzFeed Motion Pictures as they reorganized following a 250 Million dollar investment by NBC Universal.
In her SVP role for Big Noise Music Group, Jess established and launched a licensing division from the ground up, growing sales 2-3x from start up through current year 3 with gross negotiated licenses hitting 2M by end of 2021.
A staunch advocate for creatives, as the youngest board member of SONA (Songwriters of North America), Jess assisted in restructuring the organization, which tripled its donations received and increased programming offered by 5x just the following year. Amidst the COVID19 shutdown, Jess co-founded and oversaw the roll out for a SONA grant program for songwriters, which will have given out over 400K in financial aid to songwriters by fall of 2020 via major donations from SONY/ATV, Spotify and Amazon. In 2022 Jess was elected to the
Board of Directors of FEME (Female Executives in Media and Entertainment).