Mixing It Up With Rove CEO and Founder, Jack Brinkley-Cook

by Eddie Roche
Jack Brinkley-Cook

These days, it seems like everyone is working a gazillion jobs, pursuing infinite passions, and traveling all over the world. Over the coming days, we will be introducing you to a handful of the East End’s top talents whose success is generated by their magical ability to mix it all up. Meet Jack Brinkley-Cook!

Jack Brinkley-Cook and Nina Agdal (Patrick McMullan/PMC)

Various Hustles: “I’m the founder & CEO of Rove, a new sprinter van service shuttling to and from the Hamptons and New York City. I grew up in the Hamptons, and have lived in the city for the past four and a half years, so as you can imagine I’ve traveled between the two places more times than I can count. I was never really satisfied with  the transportation options, they were either unenjoyable, expensive, or took forever.

Rove was born from the idea that the way people travel between NYC and the Hamptons needed a change, something both more pleasurable and direct, without having to cost a fortune. At the end of the day you go to the Hamptons to enjoy yourself, and the way you get there should reflect that. We’re such a young company; everyone really does a little bit of everything. My main responsibilities are overseeing the day-to-day operations, particularly our partnerships.“

Typical Day: “Ideally, I’m waking up at home in the Hamptons! Grabbing coffee in Sag Harbor — a lot of it — and e-mails, meetings, and phone calls. I have about 90 calls per day with my business partner, Jake Sosne. And meetings. By the afternoon, I’m on the water, hopefully on the boat, followed by a dinner at Sunset Beach or Duryea’s Lobster Deck, cruising home under the stars.”

Travel Philosophy: “The way you get somewhere can set the tone for your destinations — do it right.”

Growth Strategy: “My girlfriend [Nina Agdal] got me a bike for my birthday, so lately I’ve been really into trying to put in miles, as they say. My favorite route is from our home in Bridgehampton to Montauk! I’m into anything outdoors and active.”

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