What’s your favourite travel destination in the world?
Japan. The more time I spend there, the less I feel I truly know it, and that mystery will have me chasing a better understanding for the rest of my life.
Have you had any holiday nightmares?
I (unintentionally) got tangled up in a fight in the medieval market in Aleppo, Syria. Still, I’m so grateful to have road-tripped through Syria – a place full of great wonder and history!
Plan everything or keep it flexible?
I like to have enough of a plan to know I won’t miss key sites, but the flexibility to change at a moment’s notice or roll with whatever curveballs get thrown at me. I spent a month in Peru and was so enamored of the hotel where I stayed in Machu Picchu, I changed all of my domestic flights to visit to the Amazon, where the hotel had another beautiful property.
Thinking back to your first work trip, where did you go and why?
To New Orleans to sign up hotels for a new last-minute deals platform in the late ‘90s. This was back when there were only paper tickets. My boss asked me to hold her ticket for a moment en route to the airport, and I ended up putting it in my bag with mine. She wasn’t able to get on her flight home. Needless to say, that was a very embarrassing first work trip for me!
If I wasn’t part of Travelport’s SLT, I’d be…
An interior designer, finding one-of-a-kind objects around the world for my clients (and for me)!
Prior to joining Travelport she was Chief Marketing Officer of Telaria where she launched the Telaria brand to reposition Tremor Video as a sell-side video platform and the leader in connected television. Jennifer oversaw all facets of Telaria’s global marketing from APAC to EMEA, including PR, product marketing, sales development, branding, design, content, education, events, and research.
Entrepreneurial in spirit and driven by data, Jennifer launched a full-service programmatic agency with the $45M backing of a Hollywood film studio prior to her role at Telaria, and she has held influential positions at Travelocity, Conde Nast, and SAY.
Jennifer is a media-trained speaker who frequently presents at industry conferences and events and has served as a resource for AdAge, CNBC, and CNN.
Further, Jennifer has been an active member of She Runs It, with whom she created an event series titled “Mic Drop,” to help women in technology and advertising master public speaking. A graduate of Middlebury College, Jennifer is an avid traveler and is proficient in Italian, Spanish, French, and Swahili.