Jessica Rose is the Democracy Collaborative’s Chief Financial Officer and Director of Employee Ownership Programs, working out of the Cleveland office. In addition to her role with internal financial management, she serves as a consultant and project lead in TDC’s advisory practice, oversees research and outreach related to employee ownership projects, and she also provides as needed business development support to the Evergreen Cooperatives.
Jessica's primary areas of expertise include impact investing, organizational design, and business development, with a special emphasis on start-ups, social ventures, and small to medium sized enterprises. Her early career was spent as a micro-entrepreneur, teacher, and the leader of multiple mission-driven community organizations. After becoming aware of cooperative business ownership models and the broader social enterprise movement, she returned to earn her M.B.A. at The University of Notre Dame, as an M.B.A. Fellow and Forte Foundation Fellow. During this time, Jessica concentrated in investments and social business models and served as an Associate in an early-stage investment office, an Equity Analyst for the university’s endowment, and a Consultant to several domestic and international impact organizations, including Catholic Relief Services, The Irish Angels, and The Valley Alliance for Worker Cooperatives.
Jessica Rose—at Econous 2017—a conference dedicated to creating shared prosperity between people, the planet, and the economy. Econous "builds on the long history of successful national conferences organized by the Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet) and partners across the country since 2001." Jessica Rose in her role as speaker highlights the community wealth building framework of The Democracy Collaborative.
- Common Dreams
Two common-sense pieces of federal support for employee business ownership on the table...
The best-kept business model secret of our age is about to get the spotlight it has long deserved. It's employee ownership—a proven, common-sense pathway to reduce inequality, anchor jobs at home, and rebuild a strong and stable economy, using a vehicle that’s as American as apple pie: making entrepreneurs out of regular, working folks.Democracy Collaborative's—Chief Financial Officer and Director of Employee Ownership Programs—Jessica Bonanno writes in Common Dreams about the benefits of employee ownership...read more
- Common Dreams
'Giving workers a seat at the table and their fair share of the profits they help produce is one way to even up the playing field and give hardworking Americans a chance to create an economy that works for everyone'...read more