Jack S. Ezon is founder and Managing Partner at Embark, a luxury lifestyle partnership specializing in bespoke travel experiences. In his role Jack oversees the company’s direction, expansion plans, strategic partnerships, PR and customer journey mapping while inspiring talent and business development.
Ezon is one of the most well connected and influential travel advisors in the world, known as a true innovator and outspoken leader in the global luxury travel business. His deep and broad relationships coupled with his global black book of clients and local purveyors had him dubbed the “Olivia Pope of travel” by Bloomberg in 2018. Lauded for his ability to deliver luxury travel experiences tailored to the next generation of travelers, he has attracted a core group of UHNW Generation-X and Millennial clients and built one of the America’s largest luxury social destination event businesses, partnering with an elite group of celebrity event planners to orchestrate incredible destination weddings, birthdays and other celebrations around the world.
As a member of Virtuoso, Jack sat on the Hotels & Resorts Committee for 8 years and served as the first chairman of Virtuoso’s Next-Gen Committee, a group focused on attracting the next generation of luxury travelers and advisors. Well respected by some of the world’s most renowned hotel companies, Jack is often sought after for his insight on branding and product positioning, sitting on advisory boards for many travel companies including Belmond, Ritz Carlton, Aman and Accor. Ezon has an eye for new talent, which is why he has focused his efforts on cultivating savvy Millennial advisors and has launched Embark as a lifestyle partnership, providing equity opportunities for forward-thinking leaders in the luxury lifestyle and travel space.
Recognition: Jack has been named one of the Top 10 “Super Agents” in the world by Travel+Leisure since 2013, continues to be on the Conde Nast Traveler top travel specialist list and recognized as one of the top 25 Travel Agents in the industry by Travel Agent Magazine. He was also awarded the title of Virtuoso’s Most Innovative Travel Advisor for 2010 and 2018 and speaks at international conferences on luxury, travel, hospitality real estate development and event planning. He is often featured as an industry expert in a myriad of media outlets including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NBC’s Today Show, Fox News, and USA Today. Jack has also authored six books throughout his career.
Previously, Jack built Ovation Travel’s leisure business under the banner of Ovation Vacations and Ovation Celebrations, growing it from $3 million to over $400 million. A father of four, he graduated from New York University’s Stern School of Business and received a J.D. from Cardozo School of Law.
About Embark: Embark is an international luxury travel and lifestyle partnership group, attracting the very best forward-thinking talent through shared ownership. This cutting-edge concept in the luxury lifestyle space has helped the company launch with over $100 million in sales to a sharply-focused, highly confidential black book of ultra-high net worth clients composed mostly of Gen-X and Millennial A-list celebrities, sports stars, Fortune 500 executives, dynamic financiers, entrepreneurs and real estate moguls around the world. Not only does the company pride itself of creating tailored, meaningful global experiences for individuals, it also hosts the largest luxury social destination event businesses in the Americas. Embark’s platform encourages synergies amongst partners touching an UHNWI’s life with expert advisors specializing in an individual’s preferences, passions, life goals and legacy.
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