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Leslie Witt

Chief Product and Design Officer

Leslie is the Chief Product and Design Officer at Headspace, where she oversees the product, content, science, research and design teams. These teams are unified by their shared commitment to create a positive impact and health improvement - understanding diverse needs; stretching creative imagination and quality of execution; exploring the application of new technologies; and experimenting their way to delivery of highly effective and delightful experiences.

Prior to joining Headspace, Leslie focused on improving financial outcomes - most recently, at Intuit, and previously, while an Associate Partner at innovation consultancy, IDEO, where she worked with a wide array of partners including financial institutions, fin-tech giants, payment providers, retailers, non-profits, foundations and the public sector. Visa, Wells Fargo, MetLife, the Gates Foundation, the CFPB and the World Bank are among her portfolio of clients.

She has worked hand-in-hand with global organizations like Amazon, Nike and Walmart to bring to life retail, hospitality and health and wellness services. Her experience in both defining and commercializing new-to-the-world offerings has often found her leading internal efforts around organic venturing, new product definition, as well as strategic M&A.

Prior to IDEO, she was an architect and academic. Leslie received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Rice, a Master of Architecture degree from Princeton, and recently taught at Stanford University. She is a board member for Filoli Historic House & Garden, a National Historic Trust Property in California, as well as a board member at FreshBooks, a global fintech company headquartered in Toronto, and an advisor for fertility health start-up, Doveras.

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