Ashley Prisant, MBA, PhD

President, Square Peg Solutions
Dr. Ashley Prisant (neé Lesko) has a multi-faceted background, from working in the military as a Naval Officer to leadership roles in Fortune 100 companies, to educating students at colleges and universities. As a Surface Warfare Officer, she led hundreds of sailors and employees on ships around the world. After receiving her MBA at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), she filled various senior leadership roles at Amazon, working in operations, human resources, and finance with over $45 million in P&L, training programs, budgeting, and strategy across four fulfillment centers. Her book, Go Beyond the Job Description, sheds light on ways for leaders and individuals who want to do more of what they enjoy doing in their current jobs. She now leads Square Peg Solutions, which is focused on operations strategy implementation for high growth companies and optimizing leaders' impact on organizations. She teaches leadership, business, and human resources classes for Harvard Extension.


  • MBA Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • PhD Sullivan University