Leo is a husband, father of five, and president and CEO of Aquinas Companies, LLC, the parent company of five values-driven enterprises: construction management, patented products for the highway construction industry, medical products manufacturing, life science preventure technology development and real estate development.
In addition, Leo teaches MBAs as an adjunct professor at both the Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Business and Stanford's Graduate School of Business where he serves as Lecturer. Leo graduated from University of Notre Dame with two bachelor degrees, one in Civil Engineering and one in the Program of Liberal Studies (Notre Dame's Great Books program). He then went on to graduate school at the University of Texas at Austin, earning a Master's Degree in Structural Engineering. He later received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Leo is also very involved with PreK-12 education reform, especially the expansion of high-performing charter schools serving low-income communities. He also helped create REEP (the Rice Education Entrepreneurship Program), a business-school-based program for developing school leaders. He currently serves as chairman of REEP.more » « less