As a data product leader, Leo bridges disciplines to deliver modern data and analytics solutions to social and organizational problems. He’s spent most of his career at the nexus of product management, research, data, and analytics, previously in the fields of politics and business and now in health.
As Director of Data Strategy and Products on the Pandemic Prevention Initiative team, Leo leads development of data products that support pandemic prevention and response. He serves as a connector across the science, engineering, and partnerships teams, as well as between PPI and its target users. He works with PPI and its partners to catalyze product innovations, improve access to and use of data, and harmonize data standards that better prepare the world for pandemics.
Upon first joining The Rockefeller Foundation, Leo was the Data Product Manager for Health Initiative, including its Precision Public Health and COVID-response work – a key role where he identified opportunities to support and leverage digital technologies to strengthen global health systems and improve health outcomes. Formerly, he was the VP of Analytics at Applecart, which specialized in leveraging social, demographic, and psychographic data to guide electoral campaign strategy and targeting.