Jenna Weiner

Jenna Weiner

Career Interests

Renewable Energy, Utilities, Business Management, Strategy Development

Employment Sought:
Internships

Education

Master of Environmental Management, May 2018
The Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration in Energy. Nicholas Merit Scholarship. MEM/MBA Club Communications Chair. 
 
Master of Business Administration
The Fuqua School of Business 
Duke University, Durham, NC 
Concentration in Finance. MEM/MBA Club Co-President, Energy Club Conference Speaker Committee. 
 
Bachelor of Arts
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Psychology Major
Bonner Leader Scholar (Leadership and community service scholarship).

Professional Experience

MBA Intern, Business Management, Nextera Energy Resources, LLC
Created Monte Carlo model to assess a Nuclear Decommissioning Trust Fund transfer opportunity, identified mean present value benefit of $32 MM under ~95% of scenarios and informing executive’s decision to pursue. Built tool to determine key quarter over quarter and year over year project contribution variance drivers for three nuclear projects, automating several day financial reporting process. Converted state report to interactive model to evaluate a plant’s role in Massachusetts’s Greenhouse Gas program based on different assumptions, improving accuracy and quality of report.
 
CEO and Founder, Bridlewood Farm LLC et al. Aiken, SC 
Equestrian training facility (www.bridlewoodaiken.com). Conceived and executed a comprehensive business plan to build a profitable best-in-class facility. CY 2016 sales had an increase of 22% over 2015 and operating profit of 30%. Maintained General Ledger, budgets, and P&L to make operational decisions. Achieved yearly decreases in direct cost percentages and a 16% compounded increase in sales since 2013. Structured management and recruited team of 12 employees, including 4 direct reports. Developed employee satisfaction program including inclusive decision-making process, incentive plans, performance reviews, and mediation discussions resulting in low turnover and high productivity.
 
Shaw Creek Hills, LLC
Company established to manage property and align stakeholder incentives.
Managed $2 MM in facility improvements, enabling premium pricing through building additions, fire-safety systems, and 60 camera network accessible to clients and staff on smartphones. Designed a run-rate proforma to model the optimal combination of stalls and staff to maximize operational and budget efficiency. Implemented model by expanding stall capacity by 100%, increasing value of property and increasing Bridlewood Farm revenue by 70%.
 
Jenna Weiner, LLC 
Equine sales company established to align stakeholder incentives.
Import, export, marketing, and sales of high-end horses yielding a 55% profit margin in 2016.
 
CEO and Founder, TRYON EQUESTRIAN VILLAS, LLC, Tryon, NC 
Equestrian rental property real estate (www.tryonequestrianvillas.com). 
Assembled an investor participation package, located, and purchased rental properties integral to new international equestrian competition venue. Managed property renovations and marketing to achieve profitability in first full year of operation.
 

Additional Information

Software fluency: Energy systems modeling, @Risk, and QuickBooks.
Leadership: Member of MBA Jumpstart Women and Diversity Network, adolescent substance abuse volunteer. 
 

Skills

budgeting
business development
excel modeling
project management

Graduation Date

May 2018

Additional Resources

Languages

English

Preferred Location

Southeast

Preferred Sector

Business / Industry
Consulting
Entrepreneur / Start-up