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Jason Malikow

Partner, Director of Marketing and Operations

Chicago, Illinois
Computer Software
  1. AREVS,
  2. Jason Malikow
  1. Saratoga Wealth Advisors,
  2. Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC,
  3. Northwestern University
  1. Google

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Director of Marketing and Operations

– Present

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Born storyteller with the creative vision and management experience to translate strategy into successful projects and campaigns.

Jason's 15 years of experience in marketing and project management were built on a foundation of print and digital advertising, and teaching and writing about narrative and audience reception. At AREVS, Jason creates and manages customer focused marketing, communications, and public relations, and manages daily business operations. His previous clients include Merck & Co., Verizon, American Express, L'Oréal Paris USA, Sony Computer Entertainment America, and more than a dozen individuals, startups, and small businesses. Since 2008 he has presented more than 300 training classes and webinars on marketing and communications to individuals and small businesses.

Specialties: Integrated marketing, project and team management, print and digital advertising, internal and external communications, B2B and B2C lead generation and sales, data mining, analytics, business operations, accounting, tax and legal compliance.


Director of Marketing and Operations

– Present (2 years 1 month)Greater Chicago Area

- Plans, develops, and implements sales driven integrated marketing strategies.
- Plans and manages 6-figure marketing budget.
- Creates marketing, advertising, and public relations materials for print, digital, outdoor, and trade show spaces.
- Brand creation and building via print, digital, outdoor, PR, and social media.
- Developed and implemented content marketing for web, email, newsletters, and social media.
- Social media content creation and community management.
- Develops customer and partner opportunities in new markets.
- Lead generation and B2B sales.
- Media planning, buying, and analysis.
- Manages daily business operations and internal communications.
- Manages marketing budget.
- Manages operations budget.
- Legal, financial, and tax compliance for Seed financing.

Marketing & Communications Consultant

Jason Malikow
– Present (10 years 3 months)Greater Chicago Area

- Conducts market research for strategic planning.
- Assesses market and client performance to identify new opportunities.
- Writes and edits internal and external communications.
- Creates sales material for new client pitches.
- Trains individuals and teams for improved productivity.
- Analyzes data for continuous improvement.

Staff Assistant

Saratoga Wealth Advisors
(1 year 5 months)Saratoga Springs, NY

- Analyzed client and market data for internal and external communications.
- Researched and reported on new business and investment opportunities.
- Managed and processed data entry and archiving.
- Staffed switchboard, mail room, and front office.


Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
(4 months)Foster City, CA

- Conducted market, competitive, and academic research for strategic planning for PlayStation.
- Researched and reported on individual and group education and training to develop models of collaborative behavior.
- Assessed market and client performance to identify new opportunities in digital space (search, social, mobile, web, UX).
- Collaborated on successful C-level pitch.

PhD candidate

Northwestern University
(6 years 2 months)

- Conceptualized, researched, and wrote doctoral thesis on information transmission and audience reception using transgressive American novels of the late 20th and early 21st century as a case study.
- Won more than $330,000 in private and government grants.
- 3.9 GPA (out of 4.0)

Advancement Writer / Philanthropy Coordinator

Mercy Home for Boys and Girls
(4 months)Chicago, IL

- Wrote personalized letters to high level donors.
- Wrote generalized letters to monthly and quarterly donors.
- Wrote individual letters addressing special donor concerns.
- Wrote articles for donor magazine.
- Updated donor files in Portfolio donor relationship management system.
- Created templates and standardized responses for donor relations.
- Developed FirstGiving volunteer fundraising How To guides; trained volunteer fundraisers in FirstGiving management; was FirstGiving help desk for volunteers.
- Managed 65-member Chicago Marathon charity running team, raising over $130,000.
- Raised over $1,200 managing peer to peer fundraising events with local partners.

Evon Nossen Fellow

Northwestern University
(1 year 1 month)

- Won $78,000 fellowship for terminal years of PhD.
- Conceptualized, researched, and wrote doctoral thesis on information transmission and audience reception using transgressive American novels of the late 20th and early 21st century as a case study.


Northwestern University
(3 years 1 month)

- Developed and executed 12 writing- and public speaking-intensive courses.
- Presented material to individuals and groups exceeding 250 members.
- Trained students in critical thinking, research, academic, professional, technical, and grant writing, and public speaking.
- Evaluated student work and provided remedial training.
- Collected feedback to refine best practices.

Junior Quality Assurance Manager

(7 months)

- Proofread all outgoing projects.
- Cut project startup costs 10% by creating and automating contract and asset library.
- Cut per-project costs 10% by developing internal QA process.

Junior Project Manager

(8 months)

- Increased revenue $150,000 by closing 11 projects on time and budget.
- Created and managed international teams of up to 6 members.
- Managed budgets and timelines for website, microsite, banner, email and social media project lifecycles.
- Communicated internal team and project needs to external vendors and clients.
- Analyzed and reported web and email metrics, CRM, and SEO data.

Residential Program Assistant

Center For Talented Youth (Johns Hopkins University)
(3 months)

- Co-managed main office of Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA CTY site.
- Coordinated parent visiting weekends and student move in / move out.
- Provided administrative support to site faculty and staff.
- Managed supply purchasing and logistics including operation of site vehicles.

Research Assistant

Donald Morton
(8 months)

- Research and development for courses on prison literature, Derrida.
- Administrative and organizational duties as required.

Design Editor

The Daily Orange university newspaper
(8 months)

- Designed daily and special newspaper sections.
- Created original graphics for articles and advertisements.
- Contributed to Editorial and Arts sections as needed.
- Managed Summer Orange design staff.

Jr. Mac Production Artist

Draft Worldwide
(2 years 7 months)

- Created and prepared for press print and direct mail advertisements using Quark XPress.
- Edited photography and graphics using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Volunteer Experience & Causes


– Present (5 years 7 months)Education

- Provided one-to-one homework help for Chicago Public School students in grades 1-12.
- Edited college application and scholarship essays at Golder College Prep.
- Taught creative writing skills to students as Writing Table leader.
- Twice recognized by 826 National for 100+ hours of service.

CERT Volunteer

Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications
– Present (4 years 2 months)Disaster and Humanitarian Relief

- Trained and certified in basic emergency and disaster response, first aid, search and rescue, and site management.
- Completed yearly continuing education classes and exercises.
- Deployed as needed by Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications; Chicago Police Department.

Opportunities Jason is looking for:

  • Joining a nonprofit board
  • Skills-based volunteering (pro bono consulting)

Causes Jason cares about:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Education
  • Politics
  • Veterans

Organizations Jason supports:

  • 826CHI
  • Mercy Home for Boys and Girls
  • Amnesty International
  • The Art Institute of Chicago
  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Newberry Library
  • Lyric Opera of Chicago
  • Syracuse University
  • University at Buffalo
  • The Albany Academies


  • Editing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Teaching
  • Grant Writing
  • Proofreading
  • Research
  • Nonprofits
  • Fundraising
  • Integrated Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Start-ups
  • SEO
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Copy Editing
  • Social Media
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Market Research
  • Copywriting
  • Content Management
  • Online Advertising
  • Facebook
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Public Speaking
  • Newsletters
  • Lead Generation
  • Press Releases
  • Social Networking
  • Photoshop
  • Online Marketing
  • Graphic Design
  • HTML
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Knowledge Management
  • CSS
  • Google Adwords
  • Email Marketing
  • Blogging
  • Analytics
  • Writing
  • Training & Development
  • Google Analytics
  • User Experience
  • QuickBooks
  • WordPress
  • Paypal Integration
  • CRM
  • Photography
  • Strategy
  • Direct Mail
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The Economics of Violence in the Fiction of Dennis Cooper and Bret Easton Ellis

September 2004

Book published in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts, Department of English, State University of New York at Buffalo.


  1. English

    Native or bilingual proficiency
  2. French

    Professional working proficiency
  3. Spanish

    Elementary proficiency



Digital Analytics Certificate, Digital Analytics

Northwestern University

PhD, American literature and culture

Diversifying Faculty in Illinois Fellow, 2010-2012
Evon Nossen Fellow in English, 2010-2012
University Fellow 2005-2006, 2009-2010
American Indian Graduate Center Fellow, 2009-2010
Graduate Teaching Certificate Program, 2008-2009

Activities and Societies: Inauguration Committee for President Schapiro (graduate student representative), Theory and Practice working group (founder, treasurer), Norris Center Advisory Board (graduate student representative), English Graduate Student Organization (co-chair), Interdisciplinary Program in Critical Theory (affiliate).

State University of New York at Buffalo

MA, English

MA thesis supervised by David Schmid, titled "The Economics of Violence in the Fiction of Dennis Cooper and Bret Easton Ellis"

Syracuse University

BA, English and Textual Studies

Dean's List 2002, 2003.

Activities and Societies: The Daily Orange, SEAC, SCOOL. Research Assistant for Donald Morton.

Albany Academy

High School, College Prep

Activities and Societies: Cross Country, Track & Field, Skiing. Model United Nations, Band (Rock)

Honors & Awards

826CHI 100 Club, 2009-2010, 2010-2011 (100+ hours volunteered)
NU Emerging Graduate Student Leader of the Year, 2007
NU Graduate Student Organization of the Year, 2007 (co-chair)

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