Julep Beauty Inc
Leslie Feinzaig is a product manager, marketer and innovation strategist. She’s led strategy and execution for consumer tech products that touch the lives of millions. Her product expertise ranges from products at maturity (the MSN portal at its usage peak) to the very early stage (Kinect for Windows device and developer platform), and from pure experiential products (mobile games at Big Fish studios) to the online experience for consumer goods at Julep Beauty, which sells beauty products and nail polish both on-line and at leading retailers such as Sephora and Nordstorm. Prior to her time in tech, Leslie had a background in innovation strategy from her time at Innosight, a specialized consulting firm. She has a BSc from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Julie Larson-Green ‘86
Chief Experience Officer
Julie Larson-Green is a renowned leader in
user interface design, a pioneer in product
development and engineering, and a
national thought-leader in computing and
technology. She is one of the highest ranking
women leaders in software and hardware
engineering at Microsoft, where she has
made dramatic impacts for more than 20
years. Julie’s remarkable ability to unify
leaders and teams and create a shared vision
of how technology can be built in a cohesive
cross-system approach has led to significant
product improvements. Her principles of open
communication, transparency across teams,
and willingness to explore ideas from anyone
have created a paradigm shift in product team
collaboration and innovation. She holds a
masters degree in software engineering from
Seattle University and a bachelors degree
in business administration from Western
Co-Founder & CEO
Kieran Snyder holds a PhD in linguistics and
has held product and design leadership roles at
Microsoft and Amazon. Textio was founded on
this simple vision: how you write changes who
you reach, and using data, predicts ahead of
time, how you’re going to do. She has authored
several studies on language, technology, and
document bias. Most recently, Kieran built a
multifunctional team in analytics, program
management, and design for Amazon’s
advertising organization. In her prior product
leadership roles at Microsoft, Kieran created
a linguistic services platform for developers,
introducing new language detection,
spell-checking, and other natural language
processing capabilities to Windows developers
for the first time. She participates actively in
Seattle-based STEM education initiatives and
women in technology advocacy groups.
Barry Steinglass has served as Vice President of Hulu Client Software since July 2014. He oversees a Seattle-based 35 person team and is responsible for all client software, including hulu.com, mobile apps and living room apps on devices like Apple TV, Roku and video game consoles. He founded Chef, a company that helped start the devops movement and whose software automates the infrastructure of Google, Facebook and Yahoo. He beagn his career at Microsoft where he spent seven years and created the digital entertainment features of the Xbox 360. He holds two patents and holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Virginia.
Joyce Taylor ‘84
Joyce Taylor is a Northwest native and has been a member of the "Home Team" for almost 20 years. She is an Emmy-Award-winning anchor of "KING-5 Morning News," the top-rated morning newscast in the Northwest.
For more than 25 years, she has reported on the events that have shaped this region, interviewing U.S. Presidents, Secretaries of State, entertainers and hundreds of ordinary people who have found themselves in extraordinary circumstances.
Joyce is passionate about health and education. She leads KING-5's "Get-Fit" franchise focused on health and wellness which involves thousands of viewers on-air and on-line at www.facebook.com/groups/KING5GetFit.
Joyce is a proud alumna of Western Washington University. She currently serves on Western's Foundation Board and was recognized as one of Western's "100 Outstanding Alumni of Century."
She also served on the board of Seattle's Rainier Scholars – a rigorous 11-year academic program for talented students of color and is now a member of the Rainier Scholars Advisory Council.
Born and raised in Tacoma, Washington, Joyce has a twin sister and is one of five children. She is an avid runner. She's hit the pavement for the Seattle Half-Marathon 8 times! She ran her one and only 26.2 mile marathon in Portland, Oregon in 2006. Her newest passion is Lindy Hop Swing Dancing at Seattle's famed Century Ballroom!
In 1997, Joyce was awarded a "Best News Anchor Regional Emmy" for her live reporting from London, England on the tragic death of Princess Diana.
She is also a member of the SABJ - The Seattle Association of Black Journalists and NABJ - The National Association of Black Journalists.
Joyce and her husband of 22 years have a son and daughter and live in Bellevue.