Diego A. Rodriguez
BA & BS ’93 with honors, Stanford University; Executive vice president, chief product and design officer, Intuit Inc.
Palo Alto, California
As a design engineer, business leader, and educator, Diego Rodriguez builds products, ventures, and organizations that help people live better lives.
Throughout his career, Rodriguez has championed the use of design thinking to solve complex societal challenges. He is the chief product and design officer at Intuit, and previously was a partner at IDEO. Named as one of Fortune’s “smartest people in tech,” he holds multiple patents and has received many accolades, including a Good Design Award.
Rodriguez is deeply involved in educating future innovators and entrepreneurs. He is a global advisor to the Harvard Business School (HBS) California Research Center, an alumni advisor to Harvard’s MS/MBA technology leadership program, and a former entrepreneur-in-residence at the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship at HBS. He is also a founding faculty member of Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design ("the d.school") and a professor of the practice at Boise State University.
Elected to a two-year term on the Harvard Board of Overseers in 2018, Rodriguez serves on the board’s standing committees on humanities and arts and on institutional policy, the visiting committee for the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the advisory committee on honorary degrees.
"It's been a true honor to serve Harvard. I would welcome the opportunity to continue to bring my integrative design thinking skills to bear for a full term as an Overseer. I am committed to continuing to pose important questions and co-create thoughtful solutions to further Harvard's mission."