Jennifer I.

  • Joined September 2016

Renaissance woman. Global keynote speaker. Entrepreneur. Food philosopher. Startup whisperer. Empowerment catalyst, esp. for women & girls.

  • New York, NY, United States
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Jennifer I.
New York, NY, United States



Strategy Development Growth



I'm a lifelong entrepreneur, with a "world's first..." in my repertoire. I now help other companies grow and thrive, from coaching their founders and executives to building critical infrastructure and communications.

Work history

Operations/People Specialist, COO-for-Hire
Consult with funded startups, emerging organizations and burgeoning entrepreneurs to guide them through transition and growth. Develop infrastructure to support scaling strategy. Develop culture, create people performance KPIs and support structures.
Chief Operating Officer
Directed overall operations and strategy, guiding this consulting and media agency startup through business launch and post-launch growth. Collaborated with executive team to set near-term operational and organizational goals, and build teamwork.
Founder & CEO
Co-founded multimedia company, leading development from online magazine to network of digital media, social media, and print channels generating 4+ million downloads by 2010. Directed strategic planning, operations, and management of distributed teams.
Relais & Chateaux / L'Ecole des Chefs
Program Director
Launched L’Ecole des Chefs culinary program pairing consumers for “Space Camp” style experience with master and Michelin-starred chefs worldwide, including Thomas Keller, Charlie Trotter, Daniel Boulud, and Guy Savoy.
Tracey Locke Partnership
National Account Supervisor (PepsiCo)
Created and executed grassroots marketing strategies for Pepsi brand portfolio (Pepsi, Mountain Dew, FruitWorks). Instrumental in brand launch of Sierra Mist.
Independent Consultant
Event Planning and Management Consultant
Produced high-profile industry events, including James Beard Awards, Bon Appétit Wine & Spirits Focus, and Around the World with Relais & Châteaux, which brought 51 master chefs to cook in one central kitchen in LA.



B.S. International Business & Marketing, French Minor
La Sorbonne
(Year abroad) Coursework in literature, politics, art history



team development strategic planning copywriting editing editorial event management event organization podcasting lean startups newsletters


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Not seeking work


  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends


  • Can work 30hrs per week
  • Can commit to 3-6 months


Industries I love

Education Events Food Health & Wellness Philanthropy Social Enterprise Travel

What I read

NY Times, Washington Post, Slate, NY Magazine, New Yorker, BuzzFeed, Fug Girls, Seth Godin, Mark Manson, Zero to One, The Lean Startup, The Go-Giver, The Three Laws of Performance, The E-Myth

Side projects

I was an early food blogger (2003) and podcaster (2006), and co-created the world's first food podcast channel, Culinary Media Network, which was folded into The Gilded Fork, now archived as a digital magazine.

Ideal team

I love working with people who are up to something. By that, I mean people who are more interested in the difference they are making out in the world, contributing to the best of humankind.