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Co-founder and CEO, Rent the Runway
Jennifer Hyman is the CEO and Co-Founder of Rent the Runway, a business that delivers Cinderella experiences by enabling women to rent designer dresses and accessories for all of the special occasions in their lives. Since Rent the Runway’s launch in November 2009, Jennifer has managed all areas of the business including marketing, merchandising, technology, and operations.
Most well-known within the entrepreneurial and fashion communities for her unmatched marketing abilities, Jennifer was named as the CMO of Fortune magazine’s “Executive Dream Team.”
She has also been honored with Crain’s New York Business “40 Under 40 Class of 2012”; Fortune Magazine’s “Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs”; Inc. Magazine’s “Top 30 Under 30”; Fast Company’s “Most Influential Women in Technology”; Fashionista.com’s “Most Influential People in New York Fashion”; and Fashion Group International’s “Rising Stars,” among others. Prior to Rent the Runway, Jennifer was the Director of Business Development at IMG where she focused on the creation of new media businesses for the Fashion Division. Jennifer also ran an online advertising sales team at WeddingChannel.com and was an in-house entrepreneur at Starwood Hotels, creating the company’s first wedding business. Jennifer received her BA from Harvard University and MBA from Harvard Business School and currently resides in New York City.