VP of Product, Disney
Nicole Breskin is a mission-driven product leader with a strong history of delivering strategic outcomes and smooth customer experiences. Currently, she is leading consumer experience and product strategy for news and entertainment at The Walt Disney Company. Before this, she spent a year on the product team at Meta. She has also worked as CPO and Head of Product at DoSomething.org, the largest organization dedicated to making social change among young people. During her almost three years there she led product, engineering, design, data, and UX teams while increasing investment with top tech grants from Google, the Gates Foundation, and Amazon. Nicole's product career reached new heights during her six years at The New York Times. She was hired as a PM working on the NYTimes lifestyle portfolio and worked her way up to Director of Product Management in under three years.
Nicole started off her educational background a the prestigious University of Pennsylvania. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Communication and Evolutionary Psychology from the Ivy League school. After that, she went on to study for a Master's in Digital Media at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. In addition, Nicole also completed her MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business in 2017.
According to those that have been privileged enough to work alongside Nicole and see her in action, she builds and inspires with innovation across the entire team. She is extremely great at communicating her vision and getting those around her to not just be on board, but getting them to become advocates for her great ideas. Nicole is also a special leader who deeply cares about what she is working on, those she is building for, and who she is working with, which is visible in her always patient and cheerful demeanor.
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