Jared Hocking

District Partnerships Manager

Jared started his career working in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles, reading scripts by talented writers at one of the big four talent agencies in Century City. His favorite work experience was at Brillstein Entertainment Partners, where the likes of Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston were known to pop into the office. Before returning to Chicago and joining ThinkCERCA as our District Partnerships Manager, he worked as an Account Representative at Groupon and at a startup called Inkling. Jared holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University’s business school.

Where is your favorite place to travel? Costa Rica. I haven’t been yet, but I have always dreamed of going and will make it happen soon! Paris was pretty surreal.

What is your favorite quote?A book splits us into two parts; the complete elimination of the ego and the perpetual union with another mind.“— Virginia Woolf OR “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”— Roald Dahl. I can’t choose!

What is your go-to karaoke song? You’re So Vain by Carly Simon, duh!