Evan 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, 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 adviser. 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.