As a data product professional, Leo has a passion for connecting disciplines to deliver modern data and analytics solutions that solve social or 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. Upon 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.
As Director of Data Strategy and Products on the Pandemic Prevention Institute team, Leo is responsible for delivering user-driven data products that mitigate the threat of pandemics. He serves as a connector across the science, engineering, and partnerships teams, as well as between the PPI and its target users. He works with PPI and its partners to catalyze product innovations, improved access to and use of data, and harmonized data standards that better prepare the world for pandemics.