Guadalupe Albuquerque, Resume
Guadalupe Albuquerque, Resume

Guadalupe Albuquerque, Resume


Chief of Staff Wearer of Many Hats

Passionate About Organizational Culture, Operations & Strategy

Lego Enthusiast & Amateur Photographer & 🐶🐶 Mom

🔗 in/guadalupeba

📍 San Francisco Bay Area

Hey, I'm Guadalupe!

As a Chief of Staff with over 15 years of global experience, I thrive in fast-paced, multicultural environments. I'm a proactive team player known for a hands-on, get-things-done attitude. Skilled at working independently, I excel in collaborating cross-functionally with various teams including C-level, Communications, and Operations.

I'm passionate about leading both large and small teams, fostering a positive workplace culture, and ensuring operational efficiency. Whether it's securing funding or optimizing budgets, I'm adept at managing resources effectively. With a focus on team growth and development, I'm ready to drive success and create magic together!

Let's connect and make things happen!

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Work Experience

Finless Foods Emeryville, CA

02/2019 – Present

Chief of Staff

10/2021 – Present

  • Fundraising Leadership: Managed successful fundraising efforts with CEO, totaling over $58 million across multiple rounds (Seed Round '18-'19, Convertible Notes '19-'21, Series A '20, Series B '22), showcasing adept financial management and stakeholder engagement skills.
  • Departmental Establishment & Strategic Leadership: Established and led the HR and accounting departments from inception, demonstrating expertise in organizational development and financial management, while playing a pivotal role in driving communications, marketing, and sales initiatives to enhance company growth and success.
  • Operational Efficiency: Achieved cost savings of $1M+ within the first year as Chief of Staff through strategic resource optimization and implementation of budgeting best practices.
  • Project Management: Managed a $4 million office renovation project, delivering a modern, functional workspace within budget constraints while coordinating the relocation from a 4,000 sq. ft facility to an expansive 11,000 sq. ft space, optimizing office and lab areas.
  • Team Leadership: Directed the expansion of the team from 7 to 48 members over a 3-year period, driving cultural development and growth strategy initiatives to foster a cohesive and high-performing workforce.
  • Strategy: Drove strategic alignment with OKRs while enhancing information accessibility across C-Suite and other departments, fostering a culture of accountability and collaboration.
  • Effective Communication: Crafted numerous decks, presentations, and newsletters tailored to internal and external stakeholders, emphasizing compelling storytelling.

Manager of Operations

02/2019 – 10/2021

  • Precision Budget Optimization: Optimized budgets ranging from $200,000 to $1 million across diverse departments, demonstrating keen attention to detail and unwavering accountability.
  • Cost-Saving Excellence: Led contract negotiations resulting in approximately $500,000 in cost savings within the inaugural year, showcasing adept financial acumen and negotiation skills.
  • Operational Efficiency Enhancement: Implemented automated workflows and re-engineered supply chain processes, slashing manual task time by 70% and reducing monthly supply costs by 30%, driving significant operational efficiency gains.
  • Strategic Risk Mitigation: Executed metric-based strategies resulting in a remarkable 20% improvement in risk mitigation and identification of industry insights for informed business decisions among the leadership team.

SMARTPR, São Paulo & Porto Alegre, Brazil

Account Manager

10/2013 – 03/2018

  • Leadership: Managed a global team of 5, elevating team performance by improving turnaround time by 20% and boosting productivity by 15%.
  • Stellar Contract Renewal Rate: Achieved a 90% contract renewal rate YOY, underscoring exceptional client satisfaction and trust in services, supporting clients such as Textron, Ericsson, Liberty Mutual, Netflix, Expedia Group, Waze, Twitter, LATAM Airlines, Skype, Teads, Hyperloop, Adyen, Rabobank.
  • Client Engagement: Elevated client satisfaction by 30% through enhanced communication strategies, directing client relationships across diverse sectors such as technology and finance as the Principal Liaison to the CEO.
  • Cross-Department Collaboration: Led cross-department collaboration initiatives, enhancing campaign performance by 10% through cohesive strategies and coordination between teams.

Escola Superior de Propaganda & Marketing

Porto Alegre, Brazil

Master Business of Administration (MBA) in Business Communications

Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos

São Leopoldo, Brazil

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Digital Communications

Escola Superior de Propaganda & Marketing

Porto Alegre, Brazil

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communications & Advertising

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