Founder - Plaid Pig Public Relations, Public Relations and Communications
Jason Price is the Founder of Plaid Pig Public Relations - A Seattle based PR Firm.
Jason Price's Bio:
I love working on challenging projects with excellent people.
Over the last 20+ years I’ve held Executive and delivery positions in both Industry and Consulting roles. During this time, I’ve gained a diverse array of experience in building trusted client partnerships through leading people, managing programs, defining strategies, cultivating new business, and guiding delivery teams.
I’ve had the privilege of working across a multitude of industries in North America and Europe including High Tech, Telecommunications, Media, Travel, Chemical Distribution, Manufacturing, Software Development and, most recently, Pharmaceuticals.
During the past several years, I’ve pursued my passion for food by writing life stories of Seattle based Chefs and restaurant owners. In addition, my stories about food, farming and charcuterie have appeared in a number of print and digital publications including Seattle Weekly, Modern Farmer, Eater Seattle and on the Huffington Post.
Most recently, I started a public relations firm focused on working with clientele in the Food and Beverage industry in Seattle and the greater Pacific Northwest. With it, I’m able to continue working in the world of food while also building strong, collaborative client relationships.
Jason Price's Experience:
Founder at Plaid Pig Public RelationsApril 2016 - Present | Seattle, WA
Plaid Pig Public Relations provides services to Food and Beverage Industry clients in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. We partner with restaurants, bars, farms and food related companies to bring quality, affordable PR services using experience, relationships and technology to improve customer reach. We work with our client partners on everything from developing Strategic Marketing Plans and performing Media Relations to Content creation, Website Design and Development and Social Media Management. In addition, Plaid Pig PR has developed a broad network of partners that include some of Seattle's top Photographers, Chefs, Sommeliers and Mixologists whom we bring to the table on a project basis.
Contributing Writer at Eater SeattleAugust 2014 - April 2016 | Seattle, WA
Contributing writer to Eater Seattle for featured stories and monthly column titled 'The Carnivore's Dilemma' featuring Seattle-area Chefs.
Contributing Writer at Seattle WeeklyAugust 2014 - April 2016 | Seattle, WA
Contributing writer for Seattle Weekly's Voracious daily column as well as featured stories.
President at Thirsty Dog ConsultingMay 2013 - Present | Seattle
Focused on delivering high value Management Consulting in the areas of Project/Program/Portfolio Management, Strategic Planning, and Strategic Sourcing to select clientele. Side projects: - Currently writing the biography of an amazing unsung American hero. - Learning to expand upon the 35+ food producing plants on our urban homestead with the addition of livestock. - Developing the next incredible start up company.
Managing Director at Slalom LLC2005 - 2013 | Seattle
Managing Director focused on a portfolio of business across over 60% of the market's client portfolio. o Actively engaged in Client Service and consulting delivery on over 15 engagements across multiple clients during tenure. o Successfully grew portfolio of business by 300%+ from 2011 to 2013 in managing over $25M USD in consulting revenue across 50+ client companies. o Responsible for client relationship management, business development, delivery quality and consultant leadership across 150-200 engagements annually. o Developed framework and led consortium for Client Service Partners to facilitate career development and peer to peer mentoring. o Accountable for all aspects of career planning, staffing and counseling across a team of over 20 consultants. o Focused on account planning, management and strategy definition while developing client partnerships and consulting on engagements for Microsoft for over 5 years.
Sr. Program Manager at US CellularJuly 2002 - August 2005
o Project Manager for PrimeCo acquisition systems migration. Managed team of 35 internal and vendor staff located in multiple sites for $4.6M USD conversion of Convergys' Atlys system to Amdocs' Ensemble system. o Led IT strategy and planning process development focused on implementation of Project Lifecycle frameworks and supporting work planning tools. o Lead Program Manager for Wireless Number Portability. Developed Operational Framework within the IT Organization including Business Architecture Models, Resource Management processes and Change Management models.
Management Consultant at AmdocsJanuary 2001 - July 2002
o Project Manager at Czech Telecom focused on implementation of Amdocs Ensemble, Interfaces, IP Services and Financial Analysis systems. Managed Legacy system retirement of all functionality replaced by Ensemble, including Customer Care and Billing components at Czech Telecom. o Developed business process improvements and streamlined scope in order to reduce over $1.2M USD in development costs at Vimpelcom - Russia's largest wireless service provider. o Business Development Manager for Central and Eastern Europe focused on the full suite of Amdocs systems.
Management Consultant at Schlumberger/Sema GroupJanuary 2000 - December 2000
o Responsible for development of product requirements and test plans relative to the SemaVision sub-systems. o Developed of a Business Architecture Model to represent end-to-end comprehensive views of organizational business processes and their relationships to the SemaVision product suite. o Developed repeatable methods and procedures to integrate business processes and workflow models for SemaVision clients including onsite implementation at Vivendi/Kencell in Nairobi, Kenya.
Project Manager/Regulatory Manager at Pacific Bell/SBC Long DistanceFebruary 1995 - December 1999
o Regulatory Manager responsible for multiple Long Distance products including Operator Assistance, Directory Assistance, Pre-paid and Proprietary Calling Cards US with respect to and International Tax and Surcharge application for SBC Long Distance. o Team Lead managing operations for Usage, Billing and Report development teams consisting of over 30 resources in Carrier Access Billing Systems (CABS). o Business Analyst responsible for developing requirements, functional design, work management processes and user support strategy for Work Management System deployed to over 4000 users within IS.
Management Consultant at Calyx King ConsultingAugust 2014 - Present | Seattle, WA
At Calyx King I've helped to establish a robust consulting business infrastructure to support clients locally and nationally. As part of my work with Calyx King, I have collaborated with clients in New York, Maryland and Hawaii to develop and submit applications to grow, process and dispense medical cannabis. This has included developing a well-rounded set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) focused on Cultivation, Processing and Security operations.
Jason Price's Interests & Activities:
Entrepreneurial opportunities, start ups, virtual businesses, travel, food, family, eating locally, farming, consulting and more!