Preston Smalley is a product and technology leader. His work is in TV entertainment, two-sided marketplaces, and mobile apps used by millions of people every day. As VP of Product at Roku, he leads the core product experience team that shapes how 60M households worldwide discover and stream content on their Roku players and TVs.
Before Roku as VP of Product at Comcast, Preston redefined the nature of television by shaping new experiences for sports fans and music listeners and integrating digital streaming content from sources like Netflix, Hulu, and HBO Max on the cloud-based TV service, X1 and Flex. Preston and his teams built several apps, including the flagship XFINITY Stream App — a top-rated app used 19 times a week by over 6 million households.
Preston takes a user-focused and KPI-driven approach to create successful products with high customer-fit and meaningful outcomes. His work process integrates experience in product management, design, and engineering; and benefits from a business acumen developed while earning an MBA at UC Berkeley. Preston guides the international scaling of products within established market sets, develops better processes and product strategies, and empowers his teams through internal restructuring and key hires.
Preston is an active member of the product management community committed to helping each other build innovative and customer-focused companies. He introduces new ideas and technologies at various conferences and is a regular thought contributor to independent and significant publications, like Medium and Foundr Magazine.
In the Town of Danville, where he lives, he coaches youth sports and serves on the board of his children’s K-8 school.
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