Jessica Verrilli | @jess

Jessica is the Director of Corporate Development and Strategy at Twitter. She leads the company's consumer focused acquisitions from deal thesis and strategy to sourcing, negotiation, execution, and integration.

In her 5+ years at Twitter Jessica has led 20+ acquisitions and built the corporate development process and integration frameworks as the company has scaled. She has also worked on a wide variety of business development and cross functional projects at Twitter, including partnerships with Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo in 2009 / 2010 as well as opening the company's London office and leading BD for the UK in 2011 (establishing the company's first presence in Europe).

Prior to Twitter Jessica worked in venture capital at Venrock and prior to that helped the founders of Veracyte, a medical diagnostics company, take the company from an idea to venture financing.

Jessica graduated from Stanford University where she was a Mayfield Fellow and Division I lacrosse player. Among other things, she has a personal interest in technology and development and participated in a US State Department Tech Delegation to West Africa in 2011. She also loves trail running and has recently begun running ultra-marathons in the beautiful headlands of Marin, California.