“There is only one real boss; And that is the consumer.”Sam Walton

Evan Schlessinger

is the President of the Springboard Company, a research and consulting firm based in Los Angeles.

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.

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find
it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the
power they have to change it.
Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion.
Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare.
Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
Cassius Clay
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