Jennifer Granston Foster

Jennifer Granston

Global Chief Operating Officer

Global Chief Operating Officer
Ring Leader

What I’m good at

Getting my head around really complicated stuff, messy situations, daunting initiatives and figuring them out. Bringing people on board to drive transformational change – firing them up. Seeing people do things they would never have imagined possible. Surrounding them with the right tools, resources, and opportunities to do their best work, deliver ground breaking data and insight and producing killer results. Specifically that means overseeing WE’s Intellectual Capital and Methodology, Insights & Analytics, and Global Marketing.

Why I love what I do

It’s simple. I have the best job at the agency. Best description for COO that I’ve found, is “whatever the CEO needs it to be” and in my case it means I get to leave all the “operations” to the geeks (sorry Corey, Phil, Kate) who are better at it than I am, and focus on the things that are going to help us break new ground and push the agency forward. No day is like the next.

The coolest thing I've done
Being a gypsy for years bouncing around Aspen, Perth, Washington DC, Europe. Thinking I was being irresponsible by quitting my job to move to the French Alps, only to be hired back to spend the next four years in London. Putting my daughter on forty airplanes before the age of four, and spending maternity leave with my son gallivanting around the South Pacific.

When I’m not working
Besides maxing out my passport stamp collection? You can find me hanging with my gorgeous kiddos (9 and 6), skiing with friends, running (usually to trap or progressive house), hosting swim parties in my backyard and anything else that gets me outside breathing in fresh air. Or, just doing absolutely nothing else but making my way through an amazing bottle of Washington red.