Jeanette is experienced at creating new technology products, innovative businesses, and new service offerings that lead to growth and revenue.
A serial entrepreneur, Jeanette co-founded Blurtt, a mobile app that lets users convey emotions and thoughts through images and was named one of the top six apps to download by Mashable the week it launched. She was the first marketing and business development hire at Dialexa, a product innovation firm that won the EY Emerging Technology Award in 2016. While at Dialexa, she was a founding member of Dialexa Labs, a start-up incubator. She was on the founding team of connected car platform Vinli, a TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield finalist.
Early in her career, Jeanette was a junior executive at Accenture delivering technology solutions for Fortune 500 companies, where she was a founding team member of an internal startup. Jeanette also spent several years on Wall Street in the investment banking program at Merrill Lynch, where she closed over $4 billion in municipal finance, M&A and LBO transactions. She also worked at Goldman Sachs, investing the firm’s capital in software and digital companies.
Jeanette reaches audiences through her writing on digital transformation, tech trends and innovation in Huffington Post, TechCrunch, and Entrepreneur, and speaks at conferences around the globe. She was a guest speaker at the Digital Enterprise Show (DES), the world’s leading event on digital transformation, in 2016.
Jeanette has an MPA from Harvard University, an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.