Head of Industry – Education

Jennifer Garrett is a creative and passionate sales leader with over 20 years industry success to her credit.  Garrett spent 16+ years in senior sales roles at Nickelodeon, MTV Networks International and most recently at XO Group as Executive Vice President, National Enterprise Group. She now expertly leads Facebook's Global Sales as the Head of Industry over Education in North America.

As a new member of Facebook's cutting-edge leadership team, Garrett oversees the multidisciplinary national sales team including ad operations, digital strategy, integrated marketing, custom content, production, and research. 

Before stepping into the media and sales worlds, Garrett practiced finance law at the firm now known as Mayer, Brown, Rowe and Maw. She graduated cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and European History, and went on to earn a Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law. Throughout her career, Garrett has consistently demonstrated the unique ability to seamlessly translate her experience and skills across industries and disciplines – from finance law to media sales and marketing, from international to domestic, from television to digital, from established international media conglomerate to digital niche lifestage brands.

Garrett speaks French and Swedish; in fact, she has dual citizenship in the United States and Sweden. She met her husband at a Metropolitan Opera summer performance in Central Park, and together they have twins and live in New York City. They enjoy traveling, whether abroad to Europe or to hike and ski in the Adirondacks and Vermont. When she’s not at work or shuttling between her kids’ piano classes and baseball practices, Garrett enjoys reading mystery novels set in interesting places and fancies herself quite the chocolate connoisseur.