Jaqui McCarthy

Kansas City, Missouri, US

Founder & CEO WiGo Trips | Seeking marketing guru and tech leader in DEN
Jaqui's Skills
Wireframes
UX Design
User Research
Team Leadership
Project Planning
Performance Management
Organizational Development
Operation Optimization
Operational Planning
Industrial Design
Idea Generation
Data Analysis
Customer Experience
Content Strategy
Concept Development
Business Development
Analytics
Strategic Planning
Background

Startup Experience

First time founder

Age Group

25-35

About Jaqui

WiGo Trips is a Kansas City based Travel Technology Start up that is in the process of relocating to Denver. Our mission is to disrupt the travel technology industry by creating solutions that will enable people to break free from their 9-5 and go live their lives while connecting with others and access the world through travel.

In 2008, Airbnb introduced “home sharing”, in 2009 Uber introduced “ride sharing”, and today WiGo Trips introduces “trip sharing.” Our mobile app brings connection into our digital world by providing a social application that connects like minded traveler while enabling them to plan and share trips with one another for split cost or for profit a trip sharing marketplace.

We are currently seeking tech leaders and marketing geniuses who are located in Denver and consider themselves masters of all who are passionate about travel and want to join our team in creating the next big thing in the sharing economy.

Quote

If you are interested, you will do what is convenient. If you are committed you will do what it takes. - The Answer

Work Experience

Founder | CEO

WiGo Trips

October 2016 - Today

www.WiGoTrips.com Passionate about travel, Jaqui is a game changer by nature who thrives in challenging environments with constant change, and is known for generating unconventional solutions and strategies, getting things done and following through. Jaqui leads the WiGo Trips™ team as the company’s CEO and is responsible for overseeing all strategies and creating the vision for success by aligning strategies with long and short term company objectives. She also represents WiGo Trips™ as a public influencer and liaison while sharing the WiGo Trips™ story and gaining interest from potential consumers.

Owner

Haute Productions

January 2010 - March 2017

Envisioned and brought to life domestic and international fashion event planning service company. Haute Productions creates fashion centered projects via cross-functional team collaborations to deliver exceptional results to clients. Jaqui Organized and led fashion events while overseeing each project from concept to execution. Her responsibilities included budgeting, marketing, cultivating partnerships, securing vendors, designing agreements and contracts, and directing team to meet project deadlines.

Founder

KC TFS

May 2013 - January 2017

Created social Peer to Peer service trade community for creative professionals interested in collaborating in fashion related art back in 2013. Responsible for recruiting talent, promoting mission, networking with local industry experts, and managing quality control and reputation of the community and its members.

Midwest Program Manager

T-Mobile USA

June 2006 - May 2016

Provided leadership by coordinating multiple projects and events to enhance performance, efficiency, and drive market share growth as Midwest Program Manager. Though she played various roles throughout her ten year career at T-Mobile, her greatest strength was the ability to influence processes change with the company leaders. Jaqui excelled in creating cross-functional teams to develop strategies in business development, training, program creation, processes management, and marketing that lead to many market and regional achievements for her teams. Her duties included establishing a program presence in an assigned territory from the ground up while maintaining a  leadership role in the business development processes in the midwest.

Education

Avila University

Masters of Science, Organizational Development and Executive Leadership

2015 - 2017

Allison University

Certificate, Project Management

2016 - 2016

MNU

Business Management and Human Relations

2010 - 2011

Certification

The Wharton School

Certificate, Entrepreneurship

Allison Institute

Certificate, Project Management

Co-working Space

WeWork

2017 - Today