Jessica Yankell, The Mind Co.
Jessica Yankell
The Mind Co.

Jessica brings more than 15 years of experience in innovation, strategy, and consumer insights gained from diverse global roles across a range of companies. She is currently a Partner at TheMindCo, a boutique global innovation and strategy agency. Previously, Jessica led Insights for Innovation and Portfolio Transformation at PepsiCo, informing the future growth strategy of the beverage portfolio. She also helped establish an Open Innovation team at Ferrero, serving as Lead Global Strategist and developing an innovative prioritization methodology for breakthrough innovation. Jessica’s passion for food innovation extends to startups; she has worked closely with them throughout her career, including serving as Director of Strategy in a Silicon Valley-based foodtech company and even launching a pop-up restaurant while living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In addition to her professional experience, Jessica is a certified Leadership Coach specializing in career success and personal growth. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from NYU Stern with a specialization in Entrepreneurship & Innovation.