Brittany Bjornerud

Currently residing in Madrid, Spain

Brittany Bjornerud

Currently residing in Madrid, Spain

Currently residing in Madrid, Spain, by way of San Juan, Puerto Rico, by way of Annapolis, Maryland.

Born and raised near the Chesapeake Bay, my passion for water sports developed naturally. I enjoy everything from sailing to surfing and paddleboarding to also fishing. I am also an avid traveler, and am currently learning Brazilian Portuguese and Norwegian (in addition to being fluent in Spanish already).

I began my long career in the hospitality industry as a busser at Buddy’s Crabs and Ribs in my hometown. From there I worked my way through various positions and after completing my undergraduate degree, I began working on the “other side” as an Account and Project Manager in the Caribbean, Latin and South America for a global corporation specializing in hardware, software and services for the industry.

Throughout my many roles and responsibilities in the hospitality industry, I have gained extensive experience in managing customer relationships as well as sales, distribution and business development on an international scale.

Over the last year, I have been studying at IE Business School in Madrid for an International MBA. During my Master’s I have further pursued my passion for marketing and business development through two projects where I gained experience in market research, analytical models and the design process of marketing campaigns.

At IE I am also the Captain of the Women's Football (Soccer) Team and Co-President of the Football Club (one of the most active clubs on campus). I am also involved with other clubs such as: Net Impact, Women in Business, USA Club, Spanish Outreach, among others.

In my (limited!) spare time I enjoy fitness related activities such as soccer and Crossfit (I did my first handstand thanks to Crossfit this year!) as well as spending time with my cat, Princess Bijoux. I also enjoy writing music and songs (my shower singing is unparalled) as well as painting.

  • Work
    • International MBA Candidate, December 2013
  • Education
    • IE Business School