Terrell Jones is currently the managing principal of Essential Ideas, a consultancy that assists companies in transitioning to the digital economy. He is an experienced board member, having served on the boards of Entrust, Inc., Overture Services, La Quinta Corporation, and Vendare Media Corp. Terrell currently serves on the board of EarthLink, Inc. and is Chairman of Kayak.com.
Terrell founded Travelocity in 1996 and served as president and CEO until May 2002. Prior to starting Travelocity, Terrell spent 24 years at American Airlines and Sabre Holdings where he held a variety of executive positions. At the end of his tenure at Sabre Holdings, he held the position of CIO. Terrell began his travel career as a travel agent in Chicago, later moving to the technical world with Agency Data Systems, a Florida-based mini-computer accounting systems company that was acquired by American Airlines.