Bilingual in French and English, Jess enjoyed an international upbringing growing up in France, Russia and the UK. So when her husband was offered the opportunity to move to NYC, it was impossible to turn down! Five weeks after their wedding in August 2016, Jess found herself flying across the pond with a new husband, city and life to explore.
In March 2017, Jess joined the TEI team bringing with her over 10 years of operations, logistics and managerial experience, seven of which were spent in the UK wine trade. Jess joined the operations team of a prestigious wine merchant in Central London as an eager-to-learn graduate. Three years later, she was leading the team and managing all aspects of the company’s operations including imports, exports, inventory management, local and national deliveries, internal systems and IT, company reporting as well as fine wine trading. Throughout her career, Jess has prided herself on her problem-solving skills, attention to detail and ability to remain calm and positive regardless of what is thrown at her.
Although occasionally homesick of her native England, Jess is loving life stateside. Outside of work, Jess is making the most of what the city has to offer and is becoming quite the accomplished tour guide (specialty, rooftop bars) for when friends and family visit. With her husband, she is also trying to see as much of the States as possible, with Pennsylvania, Illinois, Florida, Texas, California and Nevada currently checked off the list and hopefully many more to follow!