Lindsey Emerson is Vice President of Product Management at HBO Max and leads the Kids & Family, Accessibility, Privacy & Consent, Tools and Sports/Live teams.
The HBO Max platform is built to meet the needs of the entire household, and since joining HBO Max as a founding team member, Lindsey has led the team that is changing the way we approach our global Kids & Family experience. Emerson’s team launched the Kids & Family experience in the U.S. and continues to expand the offering to kids through an autonomous and age-appropriate experience, while giving parents simple-to-understand and transparent controls within each region.
Under Emerson’s leadership, her team builds on and improves the HBO Max platform to ensure that its stories are accessible to everyone through thoughtful and inclusive technology features. Her team has built processes to ensure that accessibility considerations are infused into each new feature on the roadmap, while also being data compliant within each region as we continue to expand globally.
In addition, she oversees the team which scales and improves the internal technology that supports HBO Max’s global editorial teams and the ability to expand to new regions with bespoke, localized content curations. Her team also launched HBO Max’s sports and live capabilities in 2021, including the ability to stream live soccer, concert series and more in Latin America.
Prior to joining WarnerMedia in 2017, Emerson served as Director of Product Management for The Bouqs Company. There, she drove ecommerce platform optimization and improved distribution effectiveness, which helped secure a Series C round of $24 million. Emerson also managed the product growth of the marketplace while at DogVacay, which was acquired by Rover in March of 2016. As a part of the acquisition, she was tapped to help manage the integration of the Dogvacay marketplace onto the Rover platform.
Emerson started her career working with several EdTech startups in Washington D.C., Seattle and Philadelphia, where she facilitated growth for video streaming and instructional content platforms. In 2013, she joined Pluto TV as a founding product leader and managed the FAST streaming service’s launch on 15 connected TV, gaming, OTT and mobile platforms, helping to secure investment rounds through Series C. Pluto TV was acquired by Viacom in 2019.
She graduated with honors from the Media Ventures graduate program at Boston University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Elon University. While at Boston University, Emerson created an educational app recommendation platform, which connected mobile apps to the national common core curriculum for educator use in the classroom. She has also served as an adjunct professor at Boston University for the Media Ventures program in Los Angeles, where she is based.