Nicole Shephard

Design Manager, Travelport Labs.


Nicole is a design strategist and startup coach for Travelport Labs, the innovation arm for Travelport, a Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment, mobile and other solutions for the global travel and tourism industry.

Nicole has been instrumental in imagining, building, running and refining Travelport’s internal innovation program and travel startup accelerator. She is a lean startup and design thinking evangelist, a customer advocate, and a sucker for continuous improvement.

When she’s not yammering excitedly about new business ideas, Nicole enjoys reading, knitting, and walking around town with her chocolate lab, Jackson.