- Founder and Algorithmic Trader with a focus on data-driven investing and trading strategies.
- Successful entrepreneur with a history of starting and selling businesses in the tech industry.
- Holds Computer Science and Management Information Systems degrees from Thiel College, Entrepreneurship from the University of Pittsburgh, and certificates from Columbia, New York University, and the University of San Francisco.
- Work featured in Investopedia, Yahoo! Finance, and Entrepreneur.
Leo Smigel is a seasoned algorithmic trader and successful entrepreneur. His journey began in the tech industry, where he founded and sold a managed services provider and an ERP implementation professional services firm. However, his fascination with why some companies succeed while others fail led him to the world of investing and trading.
Leveraging his extensive background in computer science, entrepreneurship, and deep learning, Leo provides a unique, data-driven perspective on investing and trading. His "show me the data" philosophy underscores his commitment to evidence-based strategies and decision-making.
As the host of the AlphaCast podcast, Leo interviews top traders and investors, sharing insights and experiences that benefit both new and seasoned market participants. He is also an active contributor to the open-source community, frequently sharing his findings on GitHub.
Despite his busy professional life, Leo finds time to enjoy his personal interests. He is a family man who also enjoys working out and delving into philosophy books.
Leo's educational background is a blend of computer science, entrepreneurship, and deep learning. He earned his Computer Science and Management Information Systems degrees from Thiel College and studied Entrepreneurship at the University of Pittsburgh. Furthering his passion for investing, he completed online certificates from Columbia and New York University. His deep learning studies were conducted at the University of San Francisco.
Leo's commitment to continuous learning and his data-driven approach to investing and trading make him a trusted voice in the financial community. His upcoming projects include continuing to provide valuable resources for those entering the world of investing and trading.