Jessica is our Finance Manager and Director of Admin Staff. She is responsible for driving the financial forces of the business as well as mentoring and empowering the admin staff.
With 20 years of hospitality experience as a GM to Operator to Partner of many well-known chains of restaurants, bars and nightclubs in Chicago, Jessica has made a name for herself in the Chicago hospitality industry. She also is President of her own accounting firm for 16 years now and serves on the board of several prominent hospitality organizations. She not only is dedicated to the growth of Wright Foundation and the purpose it serves, but also committed to making the vision of the entire organization come to life through her systematic management and implementation of corporate expertise.
Jessica has a BS in Biochemistry, Criminal Justice and Spanish from University of Illinois in Chicago. She is also a CPA and had worked towards a Juris Doctorate in Corporate Taxation. She is a certified trainer in several accounting software and have consulted for companies such as Sage, Quickbooks, Yardi and Great Plains. She has worked with many start-ups to help them get established and has served as CFO to several businesses in all different industries such as healthcare, manufacturing and hospitality, with annual gross revenues ranging from 20 million to 200 million.
Jessica loves any time outdoors with her kids. She also has a black-belt in Tae Kwon Do, a green belt in Muay-Thai and has studied WuShu Kung Fu for 3 years. She can also speak Korean, German and Spanish.