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Building bridges, empowering teams, and driving change.

Lexi Reese isn’t your typical Silicon Valley executive. Her journey spans film-making, finance, technology, and even a start-up U.S. Senate race, all fueled by a passion for building strong communities and empowering individuals and organizations to reach their full potential.


As a leader, Lexi fosters inclusive, high-performing teams that thrive alongside product growth. From her time scaling Gusto’s workforce tenfold to leading Google’s programmatic advertising operations through explosive growth, her expertise in general management covers company building at all stages, strategy, branding, go-to-market, board development and creating exceptional customer and employee experiences.



Lexi is an active investor and advisor across the private, public and nonprofit sectors, using her experience to cultivate courageous leaders and support ventures that drive positive change for people, the planet, and democracy. She is deeply focused on the future of work and the intersections between technology – particularly AI, the labor markets, capital and government.






  • Investor & Advisor: Actively supports private, nonprofit and public organizations dedicated to durable, inclusive growth
  • US Senate Candidate from California (2023): Competed for 2024 election
  • Gusto (2015-2021): COO, oversaw business teams, employee growth (100 to 1500 employees), 10x customer +valuation increase
  • Google (2007-2015): VP, Global Programmatic Advertising (4000 to 50,000 employees; scaled business from <$100M to $1B+)
  • American Express (2002-2007): Investment Group, launched & led small business organization.
  • Early Career (1996-2000): Public policy advocate in Microfinance, Documentary Filmmaker



  • Public: Gap Inc.
  • Private: Elevate K-12, Lattice
  • Non-profit: The Taft School





  • MBA, Harvard Business School
  • BA, University of Virginia (Phi Beta Kappa)

Lexi Reese is a leader specializing in scaling high-performance teams, resilient democracy, and citizenship as a verb.


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