CEO, Founder and Chairman of BrightLine
Jacqueline is a transformational leader that drives positive business growth and societal change. She tackles issues that re-define industry verticals, re-shape culture and rebuild communities.
As the CEO, Founder and Chairman of BrightLine, Jacqueline built and continues to lead a technology platform company that ushered in the reinvention of television advertising from thirty second interruptive spots to immersive, interactive units. BrightLine is the cornerstone of advanced TV advertising and interactive content for all of America’s leading broadcasters. What drew her to advanced TV advertising was the sweeping change being ushered in by the Internet and digital technologies. As an astute executive, she saw the prospect that shifting consumer behaviors held for media platforms and brands and the opportunity to put her change management skills to work to help redefine the relationship between the two.
Before BrightLine. Jacqueline served as President of Aston Associates, the leading advisory firm for financial institutions and their investors. At Aston, Jacqueline restructured underperforming companies into beacons of the investment community. Over the course of twelve years she directed the corporate-wide organizational, business and financial redesign of ten major financial corporations worldwide. The Company prides itself in creating over $45 billion in shareholder value since it was founded in 1992.
Jacqueline applies her transformational change methodologies outside of business and into the world of non-governmental organizations. Jacqueline served as Chairman of the Board of Millennium Promise, overseeing the integrated economic development work that is the signature of Jeffrey Sachs’ efforts across Sub-Saharan Africa from 2005-2015. Millennium Promise is the leading international nonprofit organization solely committed to accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the eradication of extreme poverty, hunger, and preventable disease. Jacqueline continues to serve on the Board of Directors (BoD) and provides strategic oversight and guidance on the business and affairs of Millennium Promise, ensuring it is prudently making use of its assets to advance its mission and ensure sustainability.
Jacqueline also serves in roles with the United Nations and the Vatican. She is extensively involved in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, where she sits on the Board of the SDG Center of Africa, and is a Leadership Council Member of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network. She is also a Governor of the New York Academy of Sciences, and plays a leading role for the Vatican and is a founding member of Pope Francis’ Ethics in Action Forum created under the auspices of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences. She assists the Vatican to identify how technology, media, and data can generate justice in society.
Throughout her career Jacqueline has been recognized for her important achievements. In 2017 alone Jacqueline was named as one of Adweek’s Disruptors, a Broadcasting and Cable Digital All-Star, a Cynopsis Top Woman in Digital and New York Business Journal’s Woman of Influence.
Jacqueline frequently publishes and speaks on her work in business and NGO’s. She shared her extensive expertise and learnings as the author of “REVEALED: Thoughts on the Connected Television Ad Revolution,” published in 2014. She followed her first book with a collection of articles she wrote in 2017 titled “TVTOPIA.” Jacqueline provides industry knowledge regularly in articles and on the airwaves of Variety, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Radio and Advertising Age.
Jacqueline sits on numerous boards, including the Atlantic Theater Company, International Radio and Television Society, New York Academy of Sciences, Second Curve Capital, Luminari Capital to the Advisory Board, and NBCU Women’s Advisory Board.
Jacqueline received her Master’s in International Banking, Business, and Finance from Columbia.