President and Co-Founder: Wendy Leshgold

Wendy Leshgold

President, Co-Founder

After many years leading teams and coaching executives, Wendy saw first-hand the challenges people faced in high pressure, fast-paced, always on, corporate environments. Wendy felt compelled to find a better way and knew it was possible. In 2012, she joined forces with her childhood friend Lisa McCarthy who had a similar passion. Together, they launched The Fast Forward Group, a company with a mission to transform workplaces and lives.

Before launching Fast Forward, Wendy ran her own executive coaching practice working with leaders across industries and geographies. She also spent more than a decade in advertising, leading teams at Ogilvy & Mather, BBDO and Deutsch, where she worked with brands including Apple, Kodak, IBM, Bank of America and Mitsubishi.

Wendy received her BA in History from the University of Virginia and she is an active board member of the California League of Conservation Voters. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children. In her free time, Wendy can often be found watching her son play baseball and walking with her beloved dogs, Scout and Cali.

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