JJ Studio was founded in 2020 by Julia Lemberskiy & Janeesa Hollingshead in order to share their over two decades of combined startup marketing & operations leadership experience with rapidly growing ventures. We are based in NYC & Chicago and are working remotely with startups around the world.
As Global Venture Development Manager at Rocket Internet - the world’s largest company builder - I was responsible for launching and growing ventures in a variety of sectors in the UK, Germany, and Russia.
Joining Uber in 2016, I was responsible for the company’s expansion into several European markets before becoming the General Manager for Russia for Uber Eats.
In the US, I helped HelloFresh launch and grow a ready-made food company to over 1 million meals as CMO before rejoining Uber to lead its electric scooter sharing business and manage the mid-Atlantic markets.
As the Head of Central Operations and interim Head of Sales at Uber Works, I was responsible for streamlining operations and getting all core flows (spanning marketing, worker quality, onboarding, marketplace, and customer support) ready for rapid scaling. I helped the company grow more than 5x while overseeing and building the sales team, while keeping operations very lean and 40% below budget.
I've spent the past decade launching and building lines of business for companies ranging in size from idea-stage startup to multi-billion dollar post-IPO tech unicorns.
I joined Uber in 2015 to launch and develop the rides business in the US and Brazil, spearheading efforts such as developing rider reengagement strategies, identifying driver-partner fraud, and forming partnerships with organizations like the Kentucky Derby.
Beginning in 2016, I was responsible for developing Uber Eats' launch strategy and playbook in the Midwest spanning marketing, operations, and sales. In this role, I managed efforts like the McDonald's/Uber Eats partnership roll out in multiple states and an aggressive sales strategy to gain market share in key cities.
As the first Uber Works operations team member, I was responsible for the initial org design, strategy, and processes for all non-technical functions. As the Head of Expansion and Local Operations, I successfully transitioned the ops team from a single-city focus to a centralized + local operations team model to grow to $20mm in annualized revenue and positive variable contribution margin within 7 months of our public-facing launch.
JJ Studio leverages the founders’ vast network of freelancers, project managers and industry experts across marketing, PR, design, data science and over a dozen other disciplines. By hiring JJ Studio, you’ll benefit from this proven group of talented professionals operating in smooth conjunction with Julia & Janeesa.