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Jennifer Byrne

CEO & Co-Founder, Quesnay

Category: Financial and Professional Services (HR, Recruitment, Legal, Accountancy)

Quesnay helps Fortune 500 companies in automotive, finance, & insurance industries accelerate innovation by running global technology competitions, events, and initiatives whilst executing strategic partner sourcing programs.

In 2017, Quesnay launched an annual global Innovation competition series, Female Founders in FinTech & InsurTech, to recognize & support women in financial services technology, building an ecosystem of 600 women-led fintechs from 61 countries. Quesnay has worked with leading brands such as Discover, Farmers Insurance, TD Bank, Wells Fargo among others.

Prior to founding Quesnay, Jennifer served as VP, Business Development & Investments at American Express launching a digital wallet service with global partners. Previously, while at Verizon, Jennifer was Executive Director, Business Development & Partnerships where she was responsible for a billion-dollar mobile applications business. She spearheaded Verizon’s innovation division, led content and services 4G launch in 2010.

Jennifer is an active advisor, board member, mentor, speaker, innovation judge and angel investor in such as Lettuce & Vouchr. Jennifer has been named in the Women In FinTech Powerlist & has been featured in numerous industry outlets such as American Banker, Digital Insurance, NASDAQ, as well as on the January 2020 cover of AM Best.