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 software company that ushered in the reinvention of television advertising from thirty second interruptive commercials to immersive, interactive units. BrightLine is a cornerstone of advanced TV advertising and interactive content for all of America’s leading broadcasters, including NBCU, ABC/Disney, CBS, and Fox, among others. What drew her to advanced TV advertising was the sweeping change to business models being ushered in by the Internet and digital technologies. As an astute executive, having leveraged this same wave in the financial industry, she saw the prospect that shifting consumer behaviors held for media and brands and the opportunity to put her executional change management and technical innovation 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 more than 15 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 during Jacqueline’s tenure, through 2002.
Jacqueline applies her transformational change methodologies outside of business and into the world of economic development and in both governmental and non-governmental organizations. Jacqueline served as Chairman of the Board of the Millennium Promise Alliance, overseeing Columbia University’s Millennium Villages Project, integrated economic development work in 10 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa undertaken from 2010-2015. Millennium Promise was the leading international nonprofit organization solely committed to accelerating the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and the eradication of extreme poverty, hunger, and preventable disease.
Jacqueline currently serves in leadership roles within forums of both the United Nations and the Vatican. She is a Member of the Board of the Sustainable Development Goals Centre for Africa, a Member of the Leadership Council of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and a Governor at the New York Academy of Sciences. Among others, Jacqueline also plays a leading role for the Vatican as a founding member of Pope Francis’ Ethics in Action Forum created under the auspices of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences, where she assists the Vatican to identify how technology, media, education and data can generate justice in society.
Throughout her career Jacqueline has been recognized for her important achievements in American business. In 2017-19 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 Women 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 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, Business Insider and Advertising Age. Jacqueline sits on numerous other boards, including the Atlantic Theater Company in New York City, the International Radio and Television Society, Second Curve Capital, Luminari Capital, Halogen Ventures, Women’s Voices for Change, and NBCU Women’s Advisory Board.
Jacqueline received her Master’s in International Banking, Business, and Finance from Columbia University.