Recognize Your Blind Spots – with Leo Ramirez from Encast
Leo Ramirez has launched and managed social ventures, lead multi-disciplinary teams, and built solid relationships with civic and corporate leaders. But he is best known as someone who is passionate about connecting people and inspiring philanthropy.
His 23-year career has spanned executive management, business development, consulting, nonprofit management, technical support and engineering positions with Southwest Key Programs, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Coremetrics, Trilogy and Apple.
Leo co-founded his first non-profit, EDCO Ventures, in 2005 to address job creation in economically underprivileged regions through high-growth, entrepreneurial ventures. I he co-founded MiniDonations, whose mission was to make social impact, through micro-donations, a part of everyday life. He also co-founded Copán, LLC, which provided NextDooring services from Latin America.
In addition to being a serial entrepreneur, he is a Board Member at CASA of Travis County, Board Advisor and former VP of Memberships on Mexic-Arte Museum’s Board of Directors, Board Advisor for Dance International, and Entrepreneur Mentor for CleanTech Open. He was formerly VP of Development for MexNet Alliance Board of Directors
Leo was a Deacon, Choir Member and 2 & 3 year old Sunday School Teacher at First Presbyterian Church of Austin and has volunteered for many other non-profit organizations. He created “Cliff’s Notes for Dads,” Austin’s first childbirth prep class for new fathers.
Leo grew up in McAllen, Texas and went on to attended Stanford University’s Computer Systems Engineering Program from 1992?1996.