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Jessica van der Vooren

Jessica van der Vooren

Lead Associate

Hyde Park Angels

MBA Candidate at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Class of 2014

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Hyde Park Angels

Lead Associate

* Managed due diligence efforts on Series A equity financing round for Intellihot, a cleantech manufacturing startup based in Galesburg, Illinois
See: http://www.intellihot.com and http://www.hydeparkangels.com/portfolio/intellihot

* Counselled early-stage startups on pitching to potential investors by reviewing business plans, metrics, and strategies through hosting open office hours at 1871, a Chicago co-working and networking space for entrepreneurs and investors

* Stewarded and supported existing investments by tracking progress and creating pitch materials for exit or further financing rounds

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Hyde Park Angels

Associate

* Screened, evaluated and conducted due diligence on early stage companies in cleantech, software, financial services, technology, and consumer products verticals to determine viability and fit with portfolio

* Proactively sourced new investment opportunities through networking, conferences and trade events; several early-stage deals currently in pipeline

Career

Imperial Oil

Operations Technical Project Manager

* Co-led multidisciplinary team of engineers, field staff, contractors and researchers through regulatory approvals, design, detailed engineering and drilling of an experimental $100M low-carbon-intensity oil sands extraction pilot plant, as part of a multi-year new technology feasibility study
See: http://www.imperialoil.ca/Canada-English/Files/imperial_review_2012_06footprint.pdf

* Executed complex main production line replacement at operating oil sands facility; managed 12-person team to address corrosion issues quickly while minimizing required plant shutdown window and maintaining production levels

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Imperial Oil

Remediation & Reclamation Project Manager

* Managed environmental risk of a portfolio of end-of-life oil and gas properties; supervised external consultants and contractors on hundreds of field projects from $15K-$5M to return sites to productive use

* Piloted use of a new groundwater treatment technology, balancing business and technical risk; successfully achieving regulatory closure of a highly complex property

* Built a waste management process and regional fieldwork optimization framework, both of which resulted in a significant reduction in ongoing annual expenditures; strong results prompted national adoption

* Extensive site safety and loss prevention training; conducted monthly site-level inspections and safety audits

Career

The University of Chicago - Booth School of Business

Master of Business Administration (MBA), Concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship

McGill University

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.), Chemical Engineering

University of Melbourne

Exchange Student