VP of Marketing
“Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” Steve Jobs, Stanford commencement speech 2005
Meredith Kendall is Vice President of Marketing, a new role at Lightspeed.
Meredith moved to SF from LA where she was Head of Communications at Hulu and led external communications for the company across key areas including corporate, content, product, advertising and distribution. During her 3+ years at Hulu, she sat on the leadership team reporting directly to the CEO when the company hit several significant milestones including the development its first Hulu Original series, receiving its first Emmy nomination, and growing the U.S. subscriber base to over 6 million users.
Prior, Meredith was Head of Public Relations for online video start-up Break Media (now Defy Media). In a previous life as a talent manager on American Idol, she oversaw public appearances and the album recording process for artists on seasons seven and eight when it was rated the #1 show on U.S. television. She began her career at Google HQ as part of the Global Communications and Public Affairs team.
Meredith first moved to SF to become an early team member at a boutique communications consultancy founded by the former heads of communications of Facebook, Skype, and Twitter. She sits on the advisory board for zkipster, a Swiss company providing cloud-based event management software, and is an investor in several startups including Color Genomics and Munchery.
Meredith holds a master’s degree in communications and bachelors’ degrees in English and music composition from Stanford University.
Something most people don’t know about me:
I ride with the Stanford Alumni Equestrian Team and can be found getting dusty at the Stanford Red Barn most days of the week.