Female Founders in FinTech,
InsurTech & Mobility

FEMALE FOUNDERS IN FINTECH,

INSURTECH & MOBILITY

and Tasha Baird-Miller

{WITH JENNIFER BYRNE}

EPISODE 28

Companies: Quesnay Inc. | Female Founders | American Express | Verizon | CBS | Several Startups 

Sector Focus: Financial Services, Insurance & Mobility 

Executive Expertise: Digital Innovation | Business Development | Entrepreneur | Investor | Advisor | Mentor 

 

Jennifer is a corporate executive-turned-entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience advancing enterprise innovation at startups and in Fortune 500 companies. As Co-Founder & CEO of Quesnay Inc. Jennifer and her team ran over 50 innovation projects and now operate global accelerators for Female Founders in the insurance, finance & automotive industries to recognize & support entrepreneurial women while facilitating mutually beneficial partnerships, pilots and investments. 

Quesnay has built an ecosystem of over 500 women-led startups and has worked with leading brands such as CSAA, Discover, Farmers Insurance, Ford, Hanover, Liberty Mutual, Marsh & McLennan, Munich Re, Nationwide, Prudential, QBE, Reinsurance Group of America, Toyota, Valley Bank, & Wells Fargo. The ecosystem is comprised of over 400 women-led startups from 70 countries and 500+ industry leaders & investors who have participated as judges and mentors. Outcomes include investments, pilots, and new partnerships. In 2020, Quesnay co-founded "Northeast InsurTech Alliance" and launched "Northeast InsurTech Week" along with partner, Nassau Financial. Female Founders have collectively raised over $500M. Most recently, in March, 2021, mobility startup Remix (2020 Female Founders participant) sold to Via for $100M. Additionally, Quesnay has produced over 25 in-person & virtual fintech, insurtech, & mobility-themed, innovation focused events and panels in Las Vegas, London, New York & San Francisco including C-suite leaders and founders from around the globe. 

Prior to founding Quesnay, Jennifer served as VP, Business Development at American Express launching a digital wallet service with global partners. At Verizon, Jennifer was Executive Director, Business Development & Partnerships where she spearheaded Verizon’s innovation division and led 4G services launch in 2010 and managed mobiles services $1B p&l. She also established key, exclusive strategic partnerships with Amazon, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and YouTube. 

Prior to joining Verizon, she was a business development executive at CBS Television as well as at start-ups, Hands-On Mobile and Orbit Satellite & Cable TV Network. 

Board Member: Wizest Board 

Observer: Vouchr 

Angel Investor in 6 startups: 3 exits 

Limited Partner (LP) Investor: 1) K2Access Fund (Enterprise SaaS/Cloud), 2) Grit Capital 

Accolades & Speaking engagements: 2021 "Digital Insurance Latam InsurTech Influencers" 2020 "Inspiring NYC FinTech Females" "Innovate Finance Powerlist" in 2020, 2019 (+"Standout 35"), & 2018 

She has been featured in several publications, in social media, at industry events and on podcasts including: American Banker, FNOInsurTech Podcast (top 100) (co-produced), InsureTech Connect, Nasdaq Tradetalks, Digital Insurance, Digital Scouting Live, InsuranceJournal.tv, Africa InsurTechRising, Nassau Financial Live, Automotive News, RISE by Barclays, and on the 2020 cover of AM Best. 

Jennifer is a graduate of Duke University and speaks Spanish, Italian and French.

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