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Leo Spiegel joins Leichtag Foundation board

The Leichtag Foundation recently welcomed Leo Spiegel to its board of directors effective Jan. 28, 2021.

Leo Spiegel
Leo Spiegel
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Spiegel is a well-respected investment tech executive, engaged community volunteer, and prominent philanthropist. “Leo has been a trusted member of the Leichtag Foundation’s Investment Committee, a close advisor, and a friend and champion of our mission and team,” said Jim Farley, president and CEO of the Leichtag Foundation. “He brings with him decades of leadership experience, close relationships in our community, and a commitment to growing talent. In particular, his experience investing in promising ideas and teams will bring invaluable perspective to advance the Foundation’s goals and strategy. We are so honored to have his expertise and insights to help guide the Foundation.”

“The Leichtag Foundation has made an incredible impact in our local community and in Jerusalem. They have been trail blazers and operate in a very entrepreneurial way. I am honored to join the team and contribute to the legacy of the Lee and Toni Leichtag,” Spiegel said.

Spiegel is a serial startup founder and executive, having worked with more than 50 companies with 25 exits including three IPOs and four companies he co-founded. He is managing partner of Spiegel Capital Management, investing in promising start-up companies, and CEO and president of Hunter Madison Group, consulting on venture capital, private equity, corporate development, mergers and acquisitions, business execution and board of director services.

An alumnus of UC San Diego, Spiegel is a trustee of the UC San Diego Foundation and a member of the International Leadership Committee, Campaign for UCSD. He serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council at the Rady School of Management and as a board member of The Basement, an incubator on the UCSD campus. He is the immediate past board chair of the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego, a member of the San Diego Jewish Community COVID-19 Emergency Fund task force, and a past board president of the San Diego Jewish Academy.

The Leichtag Foundation honors the legacy of Lee and Toni Leichtag through igniting and inspiring vibrant Jewish life, advancing self-sufficiency and stimulating social entrepreneurship in coastal North San Diego County and Jerusalem. For more information, visit leichtag.org.


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