Terry Jones founded Travelocity.com. He led the company as President and Chief Executive Officer for six years and took the company public. After leaving Travelocity, Jones was a co-founder of Kayak.com and served as the company’s Chairman until it went public and was later sold to Priceline. Previously, Jones served as Chief Information Officer at American Airlines & Sabre Inc. In his 24 years at American, Jones held various executive positions including President of Computer Services, Vice President of Applications Development and Vice President of Product Development.
A graduate of Denison University in Granville, Ohio, Jones entered the travel industry in 1971 as a travel agent with Vega Travel in Chicago. He later served five years as a vice president of Travel Advisors, a company specializing in business travel to Eastern Europe and the USSR, with offices in Chicago and Moscow. Jones, who wrote the book, “ON Innovation” is today managing principal of On, Inc., a consultancy he founded to help companies in their transition to the digital economy. He serves on the boards of Boingo, Smart Destinations, and Cognite, Inc. He is a venture capitalist with General Catalyst Partners and Sierra Angels