Linda Jenkinson is a global entrepreneur from Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Hailing from Aotearoa, Linda has systematically and successfully scaled $100 million companies, is a magnet for business talent, an entrepreneurial pioneer and visionary.

She was the first NZ woman and the youngest woman to list a company on the NASDAQ stock exchange with DMSC, the $250 million on-demand courier company she co-founded that was described as being like Uber, before Uber. She went on to establish a global customer and employee experience platform, sold to the Accor hotel group, and WOW for Africa which is an NGO supporting women entrepreneurs in Senegal.

CAREER TIMELINE

STARTED JOHN PAUL
Global offices

2000

KEARNEY
Partner
San Francisco, HK, NY

1994

LISTED DMS ON THE NASDAQ

1998

SET UP WOW FOR AFRICA
Founder & Managing Director
2006

JOINS ECLIPX BOARD
Board Director
2017

RED CROSS BOARD

Director & Gala Chair
San Francisco, Bay Area
2004

CREATED DMS

Co-Founder, CEO, Chair
Global

1994

PWC

Management Consultant
New Zealand, Boston, NY

1984 
 

MERRILL LYNCH
NY

1990

JOINS AIR NZ BOARD
Board Director
2014

MASSEY UNIVERSITY US FOUNDATION
Trustee & Secretary

2010

STARTED LEVELUP
Managing Director
2000

JOINS UNICEF NZ BOARD
Chair of the Board
2018

MASSEY UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Business Studies
Accounting & Finance

1983 
 

WHARTON SCHOOL
MBA in Finance
Pennsylvania

1990

AWARDS

2021 - UCOL Palmerston North Alumni Achievement Award

2016 - World Class New Zealander

2015 - Westpac New Zealand: Women of Influence Award-Business Services

2014 - 2015 - San Francisco Business Times – 100 Most Influential Women in the Bay Area

2014 - Massey University – Distinguished Alumni Awards – Sir Geoffrey Peren Award

2011 - Ernst & Young New Zealand Master Entrepreneur of the Year

2004 - 2006 - SF Business Times: Top 100 Women-Owned Businesses

2000 - 2001 - Silicon Valley FWE Trailblazers Award

1991 - Leningrad Stock & Commodities Exchange Fellow

1990 - Nikko Securities Fellowship

BUSINESS CASE STUDIES

harvard business school case study
HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL

Harvard Business School put together a case study on Dispatch Management Services. See the full case study.

stanford graduate school case study
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL

Stanford Graduate School of Business wrote a case study on LesConcierges. Read the full case study.