Nicole Smith is the founder and CEO of Flytographer, a "first-to-market" online marketplace that connects travellers with local photographers in cities around the world for fun, candid vacation photo shoots. In just four years, Nicole has grown Flytographer into a multi-million dollar business that operates in hundreds of destinations globally. She has built a service that’s beloved by customers, and forged partnerships with global brands including: Expedia, Fairmont, Hyatt, Four Seasons Hotels, Zola and Virtuoso.
Prior to Flytographer, Nicole worked as a product manager for a Seattle-based tech startup, and spent over 13 years in global marketing and consulting roles at Microsoft. Nicole was named one of PROFIT Magazine’s 2016 “W100 Rising Stars: Five Women to Watch,” and featured in Mashable’s “Eight Women Shattering The Travel Industry’s Glass Ceiling.”
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