Lesley GrossblattLesley Grossblatt

Chief Product Officer

Lesley Grossblatt

Lesley Grossblatt is Chief Product Officer at KQED. Grossblatt oversees all of the station's digital activities, including product management, user experience and design, software engineering and the KQED Lab, the station's in-house technology and business innovation incubator. Overall she has over two decades of experience leading product and technology initiatives at companies including Netflix, Intuit, CreativeLive and theBoardlist, among others.

Prior to joining KQED, Grossblatt served as COO & VP Product for theBoardlist, a Public Benefit Corporation working to increase corporate board performance through greater gender diversity. In this role, Grossblatt led development of theBoardlist's board candidate discovery and recommendation platform, as well as overall direction of theBoardlist's growth strategy and business model.

Grossblatt has led product, innovation and growth efforts at Netflix, Intuit, AltSchool and CreativeLive; she also holds multiple patents for software products. She was named to Fast Company's 2017 Most Creative People in Business List and has been a featured speaker at Fast Company's Innovation Festival, the inaugural Women in Product conference, The Girls Lounge and Intuit's Create the Offering and Design for Delight conferences.

Grossblatt has served as a non-profit board member and as an advisor to several technology startups in the real estate technology and e-commerce spaces. She earned her BA at the University of Chicago and JD at the University of California-Hastings College of the Law.