Leslie Rugaber


Leslie launched Worktank in 2001. As CEO, she is a driving force behind the overall vision of the company and is responsible for overseeing our strategy and culture. Since the 01/01/01 binary beginnings of Worktank, Leslie has led the organization to prioritize client service and innovative technology solutions as the highest pursuits of every engagement.

In addition to her entrepreneurial CEO efforts, Leslie is involved in business and nonprofit groups. She has served as past President and is current Governance Chair of the Seattle chapter of EO (Entrepreneur’s Organization), the only global network exclusively for entrepreneurs. Leslie is also a member of the Washington Women’s Foundation, an organization powered by women to nurture philanthropic pursuits of women. Leslie is a strong believer in giving of her time, passion, and expertise, and she believes entrepreneurs will change the world. Her ongoing involvement in Social Venture Partners (SVP), is another example of how Leslie leads Worktank to be a continual source of community giving.

Q&A with Leslie:  

What is your favorite movie and why?
The Piano by Jane Campion. The main character never utters a word, but she's the strongest force in the entire movie. (And she won an Oscar for her role.) The music score is beautiful and blends perfectly with the wild New Zealand landscape.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
Time travel. Because getting to see other times, without the inventions we now have, would be amazing. Though I'd also want invisibility so I don't get caught!

What is your favorite quote?
"You don't have a right to the cards you believe you should have been dealt. You have an obligation to play the hell out of the ones you're holding." Cheryl Strayed