The every-day experiences of frontline employees may be an untapped source of insight and opportunity.
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. During his Intuit tenure, Hugh worked on QuickBooks and several other small business offerings. Hugh has been a serial innovator and helped launch several new businesses at Intuit including Intuit Payments. Hugh is passionate about grassroots innovation and "giving voice to good ideas" wherever those ideas may come from.
Outside work, Hugh is committed to helping underserved youth. He serves on the board of All Star Code, a prep program connecting young men of color to the tech industry. He is also the past president of the Board of Directors of Fresh Lifelines for Youth, a nonprofit agency that runs programs for at-risk youth.
Hugh holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering Technology from the University of Southern Mississippi. Hugh is married to Michelle and is the proud father of two daughters.
Designing an effective and sustainable corporate innovation program is a big challenge—what's been missing is an assessment model.