We have had some amazing jobs, for great companies. And worked on incredible projects that were exciting, fun and people would love to work on. True!

In the process, we have learned a thing or two about how to make amazing things happen. Smart strategies, clear objectives, maximizing connections, listening carefully, creating executable plans, building highly functioning teams, creating a passion for a product, developing public/private partnerships, contributing to the community and exceeding expectations. Check! Check! Check!

Corporate. Non-profit. Civic organizations. Executive leadership. Board of Directors. Volunteer. Yup!

So whether it is creating an strategic sponsorship plan, or an international arts festival, to a naming rights deal for a Fortune 100 bank or a national product launch, to community engagement plans or wrangling clowns, we have done it. Wow!

Since 2009, JZworks has led, collaborated on, and executed strategies and projects with great organizations.

So that's where you come in. If you need help, we can add value, create smart strategies, be your extra arms. We are here. Let's talk. Maybe our team can help your team.

Marketing. Sponsorship. Business Development. Community Relations. Events. Non-profit Leadership. It's what we love, and what we've been doing in Seattle and around the country for over 35 years.

We are experienced professionals who love what we do. We know, everyone says that, but we really mean it. We are passionate about making a difference. We are driven to be successful. We are fun to work with (say our clients) and we like to have a good time while doing quality work.

When you hire JZworks, you get us, not a lot of staff, layers or managers. Our experience, our attention, and our drive for success. And if we aren't the be-all-end-all for you, we will assemble the right group of professionals that fit your needs for your organization.

Think strategic collaborators to make 'it' happen.

Jane Zalutsky, Founder & Principal

I love making connections. Connecting people to each other, to new ideas, organizations, and experiences. Developing strategies that intertwine creative ideas with realistic, executable plans is one of my strengths. Because I've been fortunate enough to figure out how to make things happen that haven't happened before, I'm comfortable taking risks. I believe that if I can visualize it, I can make it happen. It may be crazy, but it's worked so far. And I believe that it's a fundamental responsibility to help make a better community. So I try to do that through my work and in my personal life as well.

More about Jane

Business Development

Seattle Center released an RFP for assistance with their Sponsorship program. JZworks answered the call, but for much more than just Sponsorship support. We presented the case for a complete 'rethink' of the overall business development strategy. The plan presented a strategy for Seattle Center to develop larger, integrated, long-term partnerships, leveraging the 50th Anniversary of the 1962 World's Fair, its status as the #1 tourist attraction in the state of Washington, and moving it forward on major reinvestments in the campus.

Marketing

When Jane was asked to lead the Hispanic Marketing group at WaMu, there was a clear need to integrate all Spanish language marketing, merchandising and advertising; develop a stronger alignment with general market advertising; and take advantage of the opportunities to increase overall market share. Jane brought together an enterprise-wide team of business partners to develop the Hispanic Center of Excellence, which drove internal alignment, developed best practices, and monitored results across business units.

Sponsorship

JZworks developed a Signature Partnership Strategy for the University of Washington after a campus-wide evaluation of existing sponsorship efforts. The plan was approved and implemented, resulting in proof of concept with the signing of major partnerships worth more than $40 million.

Community Relations

When Russell Investments moved its corporate headquarters from Tacoma to Seattle, the company knew it needed to rethink its Community Relations strategy. JZworks developed a plan that created a reference tool for Russell on the Seattle non-profit community, including detailed information on civic, cultural, social service, LGBT, biomedical and environmental organizations.

Events

Back in the day, when Washington Mutual was opening 250 branches/year in markets across the country, Jane led the team that produced all of those Grand Openings. Under her management, coordination with field partners improved, events were produced more efficiently while simultaneously allowing for greater customization, specific business goals delivered, and ROI greatly increased.

Community Engagement

The dream of developing a pedestrian-friendly connection between Lake Union and Elliott Bay has been discussed in various iterations for decades in Seattle. Over a three year period, Jane brought civic leaders and stakeholders together is create a conceptual design that has now been formally adopted by the City of Seattle. This project included fundraising, project and volunteer management, community engagement, and managing many consultants and collaborators.

Non-Profit Leadership

Jane has led the Seattle Center Foundation as its Executive Director in raising the visibility of the organization, rebuilding the Board of Directors, and positioning the foundation to be an integral part of the future redevelopment of Seattle Center.

Clients & Projects for:

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

City of Renton

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Harbor Urban

King County Water Taxi

Obliteride

O'Loughlin Trade Shows

Opus Bank

Russell Investments

Seattle Center

Seattle Center Foundation

Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

Seattle Parks Foundation

The Next Fifty

University of Washington

Women's Funding Alliance

"We were looking to change our philosophy and culture as it pertains to sponsorships and advertising. We needed someone who understood the public sector environment, in addition to having extensive knowledge and a proven track record in the private sector. For us it was easy, we chose JZ Works."
- Robert Nellams
Director, Seattle Center
"There are just those rare and unique people that resonate integrity, collaboration, passion, engagement and creativity. Jane is one of 'em. One of the superstars in this biz. We are beyond proud of our relationship and work we do together. Just one of those people you hate to share. To be a part of the 'Jane Team' is truly an experience that makes work... fun."
- Mark Dyce
Principal, 206 Inc.
"JZ Works is a brilliant, innovative and creative partner when working on big or small projects. Jane uses her know-how and inventiveness to overcome challenges and to meet client goals in a results focused, practical, and tailored manner."
- Anne Fennessy
Partner, Cocker Fennessy
"JZ Works is a company I would recommend to anyone who wants to have their company succeed with marketing their reputation and service. I've known Jane Zalutsky professionally and personally for twenty-years and I know I can always count on her. She is creative, engergetic, smart, and well-connected. The work she has done for my firm has been of superior quality and brought new approaches to old problems."
- Kjristine Lund
Principal, Lund Consulting
"Jane's business savvy and depth of community involvement made her a great partner to help Russell Investments when it moved its Headquarters Office to Seattle. She's great to work with, and really understands how to work with corporate clients."
- Erik Strom
Director of Government and Community Relations, Russell Investments
"Jane's creativity, commitment to mutually beneficial partnerships, and understanding of corporate sponsorship priorities helped us grow awareness of Fred Hutch Obliteride and support for cancer research."
- Kelly O'Brien
Vice President, Philanthropy Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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We have had some amazing jobs, with great companies.

And worked on incredible projects that were exciting, fun, and people would love to work on. True!
In the process, we have learned how to make amazing things happen. Smart strategies, clear objectives, maximizing connections, listening carefully, developing executable plans, building highly functioning teams, creating passion for a product, establishing public/private partnerships, contributing to the community and exceeding expectations. Check! Check! Check!
Whether it is creating a strategic sponsorship plan, international arts festival to a naming rights deal for a Fortune 100 bank, a national product launch; or developing a community engagement strategy and wrangling clowns, we have done it. Wow!

Marketing. Sponsorship. Business Development. Community Relations. Events. Non-Profit Leadership. It's what we love, and what we've been doing in Seattle and around the country for over 35 years.

Clients:

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
City of Renton
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Harbor Urban
King County Water Taxi
O'Loughlin Trade Shows
Obliteride
Opus Bank
Russell Investments
Seattle Center
Seattle Center Foundation
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
Seattle Parks Foundation
The Next Fifty
University of Washington
Women's Funding Alliance
"Jane's business savvy and depth of community involvement made her a great partner to help Russell Investments when it moved its Headquarters Office to Seattle. She's great to work with, and really understands how to work with corporate clients."
- Erik Strom
Director of Government and Community Relations, Russell Investments
"Jane is that rare marketing professional who combines big-picture strategic and creative thinking with the know-how to get it done right, fast and with the very best results. Jane always pushes to make a good idea even better and does so with an energy, passion and optimism that makes you want to push right along with her."
- Peter Groome
CEO & Founding Partner, Fathom Communications

JZworks LLC

411 University Street
Suite 1200
Seattle, Washington 98101

206.650.6666

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