Jennifer Vescio is a recognized leader across the entertainment, sports, commerce and digital media sectors with over 20 years of leadership experience at global Fortune 500 firms as well as early stage companies. She is the Founder of Awestruck Ventures which provides capital, strategy consulting and executive coaching to Tech & Media firms.

She is an expert in Business Strategy and Development helping her team evaluate various growth initiatives around investments, marketing, advertising, talent acquisition, strategic partnerships, international expansion and product strategy. Most recently, Jen ran Global Business Development at Verizon Media and eBay. Prior to Verizon Media, she worked at ESPN, CBS, Yahoo!, Yodlee, the SAS Institute, Monster Worldwide (via StudentCenter acquisition) and Recruit Co. Ltd. (Japan).

In 2014, Jen became a mentor to early stage startups at the R/GA LA Dodgers & Telluride Venture Accelerators. She also serves or has held various roles as a Board Member to TeamSnap, the PGA Tour, Sight Commerce, Slideline (acquired in 2015), The Pittsburgh Technology Council and Torque, a live TV broadcast ad agency. From 2010-2012, Jen served as president of the UCLA Anderson Alumni Network Board of Directors. She also served as her class president from 2005-2010.

For her work in the entertainment, digital media and consumer internet industry, Jen has been profiled in numerous publications, including Fortune, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Techcrunch, Re/Code, Sports Business Journal and Ad Age. She is an active public speaker and has presented at CES, the PGA Tour, EWIP, and Techcrunch.

Jen currently resides in the San Francisco Bay area. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Allegheny College and her MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Summits Attended: 2019 NY

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