Innovation Manager

Jenna Valera

What part of your job brings you the most energy? Why? 

Working with great creative minds, learning and feeling inspired daily by my team. I absolutely love it when we get together and crack a challenge

What are the beliefs that drive the way you think/make decisions? 

I believe when tackling a business challenge it is important to always have the consumer voice in your head throughout the project – to help connect the dots and tell the story.

What are your favourite things to do outside of work?

Being with family, friends and nature. When life or work gets tough and my head is full, I need to take a little moment with any of these 3 elements to feel grounded again, re-charged and re-energized.  


What would you put on a billboard? 

"Be the person your dog thinks you are"

(It makes me smile every time I see this and anyone with a pet knows what I’m talking about.  It’s a constant reminder to be kind, giving and as great as you can be no matter the circumstances as it can have a massive impact on others around you.  I believe you should do your best to make people feel special and inspired as one simple pat on the head or scratch of the ears can mean the world to someone.)




  • Senior Producer, Innovation Division – Hotspex
  • Senior Designer and Project Manager – Square Footage Inc.
  • Interior Design Degree and Bachelor in Arts and Science