Passionate marketing leader with 15+ years’ experience delivering growth for Fortune 500 brands and SMB’s in travel, technology, entertainment, and packaged goods.

My story

Advertising was my first love and I started in the center of it all - New York City. I'm a little too young to have experienced the 'Mad Men' three-martini lunch days, but I still had the chance to work with some of the brightest minds in the business at agencies like Ogilvy & Mather.

I was fortunate to contribute to global campaigns for brands such as Yahoo! as well as develop brand strategies and national ad campaigns for Six Flags and Emergen-C. The creative process was fascinating, but I'm most proud of the results.

After a while, I figured out that I wanted to truly own the growth of a brand to call my own. I also wanted to work in travel - bringing together my personal passions and professional pursuits.

So I got a position as Director of Marketing for Intrepid Travel, now the world's largest adventure travel company, and worked with some of the finest colleagues anywhere to take the business to new heights in North America. Under my marketing leadership, the US quickly became the fastest growing office globally for the company.

Living in the San Francisco Bay area at the time, I was surrounded and captivated by the innovation occurring in the travel tech community. The startup bug bit me when I co-founded Stride Travel in 2015 along with Gavin Delany, their current day CEO. Stride's meta search marketplace brings together aspiring world travelers and adventure travel companies looking to connect with new customers. With over 25,000 trips to 130+ countries, it's the largest site of its kind.

After relocating back to my hometown of New York, I decided to go back to the tour operator side of the industry, beginning my tenure as Vice President, Marketing for Cox & Kings, the world’s oldest travel company. The brand’s history and heritage, plus growth opportunities in the US luxury travel market, attracted me to this challenging role of transforming a ‘legacy’ business into a modern-day leader in the global travel industry.

I’ve always found Jared to apply the highest level of commitment and diligence in what he of all, Jared has integrity. He talks about values and actually practices them.
— Darrell Wade, Chairman & Co-founder, Intrepid Travel

my proudest accomplishments

  • Reinvigorating the Cox & Kings brand with US consumers and travel advisors

  • Launching a travel marketplace startup + getting real traction on b2b and b2c sides

  • Developing Intrepid Travel US into company's fastest growing entity

  • Securing partnerships for Intrepid with Whole Foods, Merrell, & Rosetta Stone

  • Launching Yahoo! $100m integrated global ad campaign in less than 4 months

  • Growing sales for Emergen-C by 94% with their first ever national ad campaign

  • Watching Six Flags reach new heights with re-imagined brand strategy & by scaling traditional ad production

  • Watching my babies grow into boys

Associations & Advisory roles

I’m an active member in the following travel industry organizations and associations: US Tour Operators Association, Family Travel Association, Adventure Travel Trade Association, Tourism Cares.

I also act as a strategic advisor for StrideTravel.