Jessica is a Partner at KBS Ventures.
Jessica is a Board Member at Roast - Push Notifications for the Web, and a Board Observer at Mezzobit.
At KBS Ventures, Jessica is responsible for sourcing deal flow, diligencing opportunities, investment recommendations, portfolio management, developing venture community relationships, and creating a connected ecosystem between portfolio companies and MDC agency partners.
Jessica is focused on early stage investments in startups looking to transform the media and advertising industry. She's a regular speaker in the startup community, and was named by TechWeek as one of NYC's 100 Most Influential People in Tech, a Rising Star by Global Corporate Venturing, and has been featured on CNBC, Fox Business, and popular podcast ThePitchDeck. In addition to being a bi-coastal mentor at top accelerators including UpWest Labs in SF and Entrepreneurs Roundtable in NYC, Jessica has a global footprint and has developed strategic relationships with over 300+ startup organizations across 20+ countries worldwide.
Prior to joining kbs+, she specialized in helping connect marketers with emerging technology and spent 10+ years working with Fortune 500 brands including Verizon Wireless, Kraft Foods, and H&M. While at Evol8tion she brokered numerous first to market startup and brand partnerships, and as a VP Integrated Media Director at Zenith was recognized as one of the original industry pioneers in the mobile space and spearheaded the strategy for multiple clients. Her cutting edge collaborations were often published in the trades such as Mashable, Adage, Mobile Marketer, and Mediapost.
Jessica has a BA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, with a double concentration in Marketing and International Relations.