As Managing Director, John focuses on Voyager's strategic planning, partnerships and day-to-day operations. He is also a Co-Founder and actively part of the Leadership Council of the NYC Innovation Collective, a nonprofit alliance of NYC's top technology organizations working together to support program leaders of incubators, accelerators, and startup communities.
John also co-directs Startup Grind NYC, a monthly speaker series to educate, motivate, and connect entrepreneurs in over 250 cities around the world and cohosts two podcasts, Travel is Your Business, focusing on the intersection of travel, business, and technology, and 5to9, a podcast interviewing people who pursue passions through side projects outside their 9 to 5 jobs.
Prior to Voyager, he was most recently Sales & Marketing Manager at Made in NY Media Center by IFP, a city-supported startup incubator for media + tech entrepreneurs. Although he typically focuses on marketing, sales, and community development, John is a lover of music, art, and film, and a design and software enthusiast.
As Community Director, Jenny oversees programming, events and growth initiatives for Voyager HQ’s digital and clubhouse communities.
Before joining Voyager HQ, she worked on the events team at Travel Weekly, coordinating logistics for award-winning B2B industry events including Global Travel Marketplace, CruiseWorld, Mountain Travel Symposium and the Phocuswright Conference.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Matthew is Voyager HQ's Business Development Associate, responsible for finding new business opportunities and assisting in partner and sponsor account management. He spends his summers working on his beach delivery startup Combrr and running City Sticks Parlor in Rockaway Beach. He has been involved in every aspect of the hospitality industry for over 15 years.
Besides his interest in the startup world, Matthew is an avid traveler having visited over 30 countries and 45 U.S states. He often winds up at the most isolated beaches in the world, surfing waves with only a handful of locals.
Anastasiia joined Voyager HQ team as a Community Intern to expand her knowledge and gain valuable experiences. She is a motivated student at City University of New York, passionate about startups and travel with career background in the hospitality industry.
Anastasiia grew up in Ukraine where she studied Management of International Tourism before coming to New York City 5 years ago. Moving to the U.S. was a life-changing experience that helped Anastasiia to discover her true calling for traveling the world, exploring new cultures and searching for innovative solutions to bring better experiences for others.
J. ANDREW STEIN
BOARD MEMBER, CORPORATE ADVISOR
Andrew was Voyage HQ's founding Managing Director, and currently serves as a board member and corporate advisor. He began his career as a strategist and account director in advertising agencies overseeing award winning work for innovative clients including AMEX, HBO, Virgin Group, Conan O'Brien, and Microsoft.
While working with Danny Meyer (founder of Shake Shack), Andrew was inspired to take an entrepreneurial leap and helped launch Commonwealth Proper, a luxury clothing brand based in Philadelphia, which he grew into a thriving business with multiple locations before successfully selling his stake in the business and moving to New York City in 2014. Since then, Andrew has applied his skills and insights to successfully launch several co-working spaces, while also supporting numerous startup founders in the areas of raising capital, defining their business plans, and connecting with corporate partners.