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About Suzanne
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Experience
Education


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Management Consulting
Business Plan Writing

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About Suzanne

With fifteen years of combined management and analytical experience, Suzanne has demonstrated consistent success in start-ups as well as in corporate environments, managing both operational and systems related projects. 

Suzanne began her career in the entertainment industry as a production assistant and production coordinator, then was quickly embraced for her sharp analytical skills and was hired as the controller for the special effects house, Stetson Visual Services, Inc., where the company produced visual effects for big budget features such as TOTAL RECALL, DICK TRACY, and BARTON FINK, among many other films, as well as several in-house commercial projects produced for television.  Moving on to work with the major studios, Suzanne worked her way through the formal ranks of production accounting where she developed a solid foundation in cost analysis.  She built an extensive résumé working with the production companies of major studios as well as independent production companies.  Included among them are Columbia Pictures and Castle Rock Entertainment, on such films including  A FEW GOOD MEN, DRACULA: DEAD AND LOVING IT, and the Warner Brothers feature, CONTACT.

In the mid-nineties, Suzanne co-founded an independent film production company, Holiday in the Sun Productions, where she produced her first, multi-award winning short film, BANZAI BOYS.  As the general partner of an independent production company, she held direct responsibility for the business and production functions, including P&L, business development, production operations, marketing and distribution.  She expanded the production company to include consulting services after she recognized a consistent need by many independent filmmakers for coaching in business management, cost analysis and financing requirements. Suzanne has since become an expert in writing business plans for film production companies as well as start-up companies. 

In 2000, Suzanne joined a team of entertainment industry specialists at Creative Planet to define user requirements for the creation and implementation of new technology designed to facilitate the procurement processes for motion picture production.  This opportunity led to further experience developing Business-to-Business web-enabled applications for the motion picture industry, with emphasis in production operations.  Utilizing her entertainment industry background, Suzanne has consulted with producers, production companies, consulting firms, research firms, and individual companies on business management, analysis, and on the implementation of new technology.  Suzanne is also recognized for her acumen in performing business process analysis, writing requirements documents, and conducting impact and risk analysis. 

Suzanne is always seeking new opportunities where she can apply her managerial and analytical experience and expertise. She is a natural leader who understands the dynamics of combining client, technological, and business requirements, who earns 100% staff support, and who is as career-committed as it takes to achieve total success.  

Education background: Suzanne graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and then earned her M.B.A. from Simmons College School of Management in Boston.

Contact Information

Electronic Mail:   suzanne@rouaix.org

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