Jennifer Hotes

Principal, Diablo Business Group

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Phone:

+1 (925) 917-0821

Location:

Martinez, CA

Expertise:

Expertise: Operations, Finance, People Operations, Leadership, Start-ups

As a Finance and People Operations Executive, Jennifer focuses primarily on early stage, high-growth companies.  Helping organizations and teams successfully navigate what can be a challenging period, needing to continue to focus on core objectives, and where the back office can serve as a real competitive advantage.

While each organization is a unique combination of people, product and competitive environment, all organizations share a set of common back office needs to be successful.  Jennifer has taken a singular approach to setting up, streamlining and where possible automating processes, providing management transparency and the ability to make incremental improvement.  This approach applies across the board, from financial planning and accounting to budgeting, recruiting and managing the staffing lifecycle.

Prior to launching Diablo Business Group, Jennifer was the Director of Finance and People Operations for Captricity, a high-growth machine-learning based tech startup backed by Social Capital, Atlas Ventures and White Mountain Insurance Group. She helped take them from a 20 person research-focussed company to a 90 person, product-focussed organization moving toward profitability.

Before Captricity, Jennifer was the Director of Finance and People Operations for Location Labs, an innovative mobile technology startup focussed on location-based services and backed by Draper Fisher Jurvetson and BlueRun Ventures.  Jennifer helped take Location Labs from a small, pre-revenue startup through venture capital funding, major product launches with AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Telefonica, growing from 20 people to 220 people, highly profitable with $60MM in revenues, and ultimately an acquisition by security company AVG for $220MM.

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