Leo Chan has over 25 years of experience in delivering enterprise software to market and building scalable internet applications, most recently with Xignite, the leading financial market data cloud service. As an entrepreneur,Leo had previously founded ConnectedWorld LLC, an enterprise instant messaging software company, and helped a Silicon Valley venture capital firm build an internet travel company, Savvio.com, from concept to launch. Prior to building start-up companies from the ground up, Leo led the database engineering team at the internet media companyZip2 until the acquisition by AltaVista.
Leo began his career at Oracle where he held engineer and senior management positions and was part of the team that helped grow UNIX revenue from less than $50 million to over a billion in 1996. He was also instrumental in building the first web-based database management application and pioneered the award-winning "self-tuning database" concept.
Leo holds a Master of Science in Operations Research degree from M.I.T and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.