The work of Evan Schlessinger has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post,
Newsweek, CBS This Morning, the ABC Home Show as well as countless trade publications.
Prior to creating The Springboard Company, he led the new product and marketing efforts for
several major US food brands including Chef Boyardee leading to the company’s successful IPO.
Later, Mr Schlessinger was a founder of Blackhawk Networks. Blackhawk Networks is the leading
distributor of pre-paid gift cards with annual (gross) receipts in excess of $9 Billion.
In addition to consulting and consumer research, Mr. Schlessinger is a lecturer, investor,
board member and corporate advisor. In particular, he often assists in the due diligence efforts
of consumer focused business acquisitions for various companies.
Mr. Schlessinger is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University
of Pennsylvania and earned his M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School
of Business at the age of 23.