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Profile Page: Joe Leo, President and Founder of Def Method


CEO, founder

Hometown: New York

Current Location: New York, NY

Education: BS, Engineering, Penn State and MA Arts, NYU

Joe Leo

Joe brings his mix of engineering muscle, business acumen, enthusiasm for challenges, and technical leadership to the helm of Def Method. He has spent over a decade as a developer delivering high-quality software solutions spanning government, education, finance and e-commerce.

As the CEO and Founder of Def Method he emulates the brand values centered around transparency in business operations, trust among the team and partners, and excellence in code. 

Outside of the office, Joe actively works to help build the NYC developer community as the lead organizer of GORUCO, a member of the Technical Advisory Board of the New York Founding, and a former instructor at General Assembly.

When did you know that you wanted to be a developer? "I knew I wanted to be a software engineer at about the same time I wrapped up my graduate degree - in cinema studies.

At that point I was "technical," building some very basic software for NYU School of Medicine. I loved film, which I studied at night, but my day job was getting more and more interesting.

Finally, I decided that I could always fall back on my degree and pursue film in some form. So why not give this software thing a real shot?

The rest is history."

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