Dan Olsen is an entrepreneur, consultant, and Lean product expert. At Olsen Solutions, he works with CEOs and product leaders to help them build great products and strong product teams, often as interim VP of product.
Dan has worked with a range of businesses, from small, early-stage startups to large public companies, on a wide variety of web and mobile products. His clients include Facebook, Box, YouSendIt (now Hightail), Epocrates, Medallia, Chartboost, XING, Financial Engines, 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 personalized news startup YourVersion.
Dan earned a BS in electrical engineering from Northwestern and an MBA from Stanford. He also earned a master's degree in industrial engineering from Virginia Tech, where he studied the lean manufacturing principles that inspired the Lean Startup movement.
Dan lives in Silicon Valley, where he hosts the monthly Lean Product Meetup http://meetup.com/lean-product. He enjoys sharing and discussing his ideas with as many people as he can and gives talks and workshops frequently. Feel free to drop him a line anytime at email@example.com or @danolsen on Twitter.