Hugh Molotsi advises and invests in startups and is an active practitioner and teacher of Lean Startup Methodologies. In 2015, Hugh concluded a 22-year career at Intuit where his last position was Engineering Fellow and Vice President, and he ran the Intuit Labs Incubator. During his Intuit tenure, Hugh worked on QuickBooks and several other small business offerings. He’s been a serial innovator and helped launch several new businesses at Intuit including Intuit Payments. He is passionate about grassroots innovation and giving voice to good ideas wherever those ideas may come from.
Marilyn Gorman is a highly experienced learning professional, facilitator and executive coach. Using Lean Startup and change-management practices, she has been able to deliver key cultural outcomes, helping business leaders around the world build credibility and confidence through challenging and application-rich training solutions focused on delivering business impact.
As the Global Program Leader for Executive Development at GE’s Crotonville Leadership center, Marilyn’s responsibilities included developing and launching enterprise-wide learning for Lean Startup/FastWorks, working with senior leaders to enable a company-wide culture change, helping to build a company-wide cohort of Lean Startup/FastWorks project coaches, and coaching GE’s largest internal Lean Startup project with 200,000+ customers.
By bringing an entrepreneurial mindset to everything she does, Marilyn’s approach is direct and solution-focused, helping program participants create actionable and sustainable outcomes. Through challenging and engaging dialogue and activities, she helps individuals and teams develop new skills, recognize habits and assumptions that are getting in the way, and build a realistic approach to change.
A six-time entrepreneur, David has been on the founding team of companies ranging from consumer (QFN, acquired by Quicken.com), to industrial (Arch Rock, acquired by Cisco Systems), to government (USA.gov, USA Today’s Site of the Year in 2000), to political (Votizen, acquired by Brigade Media) — with three stints as Founder/CEO.
Currently, he helps larger organizations innovate faster with less risk through Innovation Options, a valuation framework he created that measures learning in dollars, allowing Finance and Product to speak a common language in achieving a common goal.
David received his Bachelors with Highest Honors and University Distinction from UC Berkeley, and his MBA from UCLA, where he received the Deloitte Consulting Award for Top Thesis. He resides in San Carlos with his wife and two daughters, and when not enjoying time with them can be found coding, singing, or both.