Jill Hellman

Jill Hellman

  • Visiting Lecturer

Faculty Expertise

  • Innovation
  • Strategy
  • Management


Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration


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Jill Hellman is a global growth strategist, innovator, and international speaker. She specializes in helping organizations rethink, reimagine, and grow.

Hellman has stood on top of the world in Greenland and Iceland addressing tourism ministers and educators from the Nordic nations, taken the stage in Finland before President Obama took the stage at a connected event, addressed world leaders from the Mediterranean on the idyllic island nation of Malta, was one of the US citizens invited to speak to the business community in Bulgaria, fundraised for private equity globally, advised on a new, digital retail strategy in the Middle East for a company that owns and operates 150 retail locations, executed strategic initiatives at a $19 billion retailer in the United States, grew hospitality investments while in Asia, and served as an external advisor working with the global head of innovation at McKinsey & Co.

Hellman has been a keynote speaker, advisor, facilitator, and trainer in more than 25 countries worldwide encompassing western and eastern Europe, the Nordic Region, the Middle East, Asia and North and South America. She has also appeared in books, blogs, online media, and television news. She holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.

Hellman serves as a member of the visiting faculty at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business where she teaches Key Drivers for Making Innovation Happen.

Recent Courses

  • HADM 4190/HADM 6190 - Key Drivers for Making Innovation Happen

Academic Degrees

  • MBA Northwestern University, 2007