Dan Olsen

Senior Facutly, Lean Startup Co.


Dan is a Lean Startup consultant and author of the bestseller The Lean Product Playbook. At Olsen Solutions, Dan works with CEOs and product leaders to help them build great products and strong product teams, often as interim VP of Product. Dan has helped a wide variety of companies, including Facebook, Box, Microsoft, Medallia, and One Medical Group.

Prior to consulting, Dan worked at Intuit, where he led the Quicken product team to record sales and profit. He also led product management at social networking pioneer Friendster and was the cofounder and CEO of TechCrunch award winner YourVersion, a personalized news startup. Dan hosts the Lean Product and Lean UX Silicon Valley Meetup. He holds engineering degrees from Northwestern and Virginia Tech and an MBA from Stanford.