Jean-Paul Kyrillos is the principal at Charles Lane Advisors. He provides media, start-up, travel and epicurean consulting services, as well as outsourced ad sales and marketing. Clients include Tasting Table, Moat, Best Life, and City Winery. JP serves on the advisory boards of ItsOnMe, a leader in digital gift cards and mobile gifting and Algodon Wines and Luxury Development Group.
JP was president and CRO of The Daily Meal where he helped launch the brand and grow it to 20 million monthly visitors. The VC-backed start-up was one of the fastest growing websites in history and quickly established itself as a leader in food media. There, he created a Celebrity Chef Series hosting the likes of Jose Andres, Bobby Flay and Daniel Boulud.
JP was vp/ publisher of Travel + Leisure, the flagship brand of the American Express Publishing (now Time Inc.). Travel + Leisure is the world's leading travel magazine brand, producing six global print editions. As publisher, JP led business operations including sales and marketing of Travel + Leisure and TravelandLeisure.com. JP spearheaded the launch of the first ever Travel + Leisure Global Bazaar reinventing the consumer travel event space. During the T+L Global Bazaar weekend, 5,000 attendees enjoyed the best entertainment, music, shopping, food, and drinks from 35 countries. The Global Bazaar received rave reviews and more than 130 million media and press impressions.
Before joining Travel + Leisure in 2007, JP was publisher of its sister publication Food & Wine. There, he guided the brand’s 25th anniversary Food&Wine Classic in Aspen and partnership with Bravo’s Top Chef. JP joined Food & Wine in 2005 as its associate publisher and was promoted shortly afterward to lead the magazine. In 2001, he served as ad director and associate publisher of Maxim, one of the most successful media launches in history. JP is a graduate of the University of Vermont and the Lawrenceville School. He resides in New York City with his wife, Dannielle, their son Caspian and daughter Calliope.