| Jennifer Hyman|
| Co-Founder/CEO, Rent The Runway|
Harvard University, Harvard Business School
Jennifer Fleiss, Alexa von Tobel, Sophia Amoruso
Rent the Runway
Jennifer Hyman Wikipedia
Jennifer Hyman is the CEO and Co-Founder of Rent The Runway, a retail industry company which makes designer dresses and offers accessory rentals. As of December 2014, Hyman and co-founder Jennifer Fleiss have raised approximately $114 million in venture capital funding for Rent the Runway, and have grown the company to over 4 million members and over 250 employees.
Jennifer Hyman grew up in New Rochelle, New York. She received a BA in social studies from Harvard University in 2002 and later attended Harvard Business School, where she met co-founder of Rent the Runway Jennifer Fleiss, and graduated with an MBA in 2009.
Hyman oversees marketing, technology, product, and analytics of Rent the Runway, which has been honored as one of the best places to work in New York State by the New York State Society for Human Resource Management.
Hyman participates in national conferences and panel discussions regarding such topics as the sharing economy, women in business, entrepreneurship, leadership, and company culture. Some of her past speaking engagements include NRF Foundation’s “Retail’s Big Show,” WWD’s Digital Forum and the 99U Conference. Hyman also serves as a company spokesperson for Rent the Runway and has appeared on programs such as NBC’s Today and ABC’s Good Morning America, among many others.
Prior to Rent the Runway, Hyman was the Director of Business Development at IMG where she focused on the creation of new media businesses for IMG's Fashion Division. She also ran an online advertising sales team at WeddingChannel.com and was an employee at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, creating Starwood’s first wedding business which was recognized on The Oprah Winfrey Show for its innovation.
Jennifer has been honored with numerous recognitions including Fortune Magazine’s “Trailblazers 2013,” “Executive Dream Team,” “Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs,” and “40 Under 40”; Forbes Magazine’s “Disruptors 2013”; Crain’s New York Business “40 Under 40”; Inc. Magazine’s “Top 30 Under 30”; Fast Company’s “Most Influential Women in Technology”; an Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” New York Area Regional finalist; and Fashionista.com’s “Most Influential People in New York Fashion.”