Jennifer Hyman

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Rent the Runway


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Jennifer is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Rent the Runway, a business that has transformed the retail industry by making designer dress and accessory rentals a convenient and accessible luxury experience for millions of women. Since Rent the Runway’s launch in November 2009, Jennifer has led and built all areas of the business and currently oversees marketing, technology, product, and analytics. Since conceiving the idea for Rent the Runway, Jennifer has been the driver of innovation behind the business and was recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the “12 Most Disruptive Names in 2013.”

Prior to Rent the Runway, Jennifer 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 and was an in-house entrepreneur at Starwood Hotels, creating Starwood’s first wedding business which was recognized on the Oprah Winfrey Show for its innovation.  

Jennifer received her BA from Harvard University and MBA from Harvard Business School.  She currently resides in New York City where she is a member of both the Entrepreneurship Board at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Women in Business Board at Harvard University.