Sitting on the stage at Tech Crunch Disrupt in NYC this morning, CEO Jim Bankoff had two interesting announcements. First, Vox Media will be profitable this year. Second, the formation of Vox Creative, an in-house service to create high quality marketing and advertising for their advertisers. Bankoff described Vox as a “platform company” that is inspired… Read more »
About Jen Consalvo
Jen Consalvo (@noreaster) is COO and co-editor of Tech Cocktail as well as the co-founder of Thankfulfor, a simple application to help remind people of the joys of life. She has worked in product development for 15 years, leading large and small teams in a range of product areas such as digital imaging, community & social platforms and personalization. The majority of her career was at AOL, planning and building products used by millions of people globally.
Her deep network across the global technology community enabled her to introduce many entrepreneurs to AOL resulting in interesting new relationships and in some cases, multi-million dollar acquisitions. The most enjoyable part of her role was working together to find areas of potential partnership with these young companies. Jen now enjoys life on the flip-side at Tech Cocktail.
Jen was named a 2011 and 2013 Tech Titan by Washingtonian Magazine, was featured in DC Modern Luxury Magazine in “The Smart Set”, in the Washington Post cover story “Digital Nomads Choose Their Tribes” and also in the Huffington Post story “What is Work? Cutting Yourself Free With Heart“. Over the past few years, Jen’s products have been featured in such places as WashingtonPost, TechCrunch, CNET, Mashable and more.
Outside of the tech world, photography, travel and health are her passions. Jen’s photography has been published in several publications and her book, Love Your Photos: A Simple Guide To Photographic Happiness is available for download here: http://jenconsalvo.com/love-your-photos/.
You can contact Jen by email at: jen [at] techcocktail dot com
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