With over 20 years of experience building billion dollar brands and engaged communities around online games and a lifetime of philanthropic giving, Lesley has helped build Razoo into the premier online fundraising platform.
Lesley’s approach is to make the process of giving fun and not simply transactional to reflect the fact that meaningful giving is a profoundly joyful experience.
After graduating from Bristol University in 1984, Lesley started working at Electronic Arts and rose quickly through the ranks in their marketing department to become VP of Marketing and the youngest female vice president. In 1996, Lesley left EA to co-found Pogo.com, which established the online casual games category. As COO, Lesley won Ad Age’s prestigious “Superstar”award. When EA acquired Pogo.com in 2001, Lesley was named Vice President of Online Publishing and went on to build EA’s mobile and digital distribution businesses.
During this incredible professional growth, Lesley’s philanthropic commitments were also expanding. From 2006-2010, she served on the board of directors for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, heading up their fundraising committee. She currently sits on the board of advisors for SmartGardner.com as well as the Leadership Institute of The Ecology and The Economy. She also works in an advisory role with Pacific Community Ventures and The Women’s Initiative.
Lesley lives in Occidental, Calif., with her partner Nick, and his two daughters Chiara and Bianca. She has competed in multiple triathlons and Ironman events, has raced a sailboat from Africa to Boston, and holds a professional culinary degree.