Meet the
LEAP Team


LEAP is a global team of thinkers, operators, and practitioners across a broad spectrum of related disciplines with a special commitment to turning ideas into functional, reliable products and services.

Roman Leal
MANAGING GENERAL PARTNER LEAP PARTNERS I

Pablo Perez III
GENERAL PARTNER LEAP PARTNERS I

Daniel Coppel
GENERAL PARTNER LEAP PARTNERS I

Roman Leal
MANAGING GENERAL PARTNER LEAP PARTNERS I

Roman Leal

CEO / MANAGING PARTNER

Serial entrepreneur, with over 10 years of experience in product, operations and strategy in social networking, education and financial technology sectors. Prior to LEAP, Roman was a Co-Founder and CEO of QueSee, a social learning platform for Latinos.

Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Roman served a variety of roles in Financial Technology and Financial Services, most recently at PayPal and Goldman Sachs. At PayPal, Roman co-led the next-gen financial services, digital currencies and P2P strategies, where he collaborated on market strategy, business development and product. At Goldman, Roman covered the Financial Technology sector and he was one of the founding members of the Emerging Technology Research and Payment Processing Around the World platforms, where he advised several technology startups on market and product strategy across multiple industries and countries. Roman has a degree in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. He speaks Spanish and English fluently.

Pablo Perez III
GENERAL PARTNER LEAP PARTNERS I

Pablo Perez III

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AND PARTNER

Pablo Perez III serves as a Partner and Chief Operating Officer of LEAP Global Partners. At LEAP Global Partners, Pablo is responsible for the operations LEAP Global Partners, as well as the management of LEAP Partners I portfolio companies.

Pablo is a serial entrepreneur, with over 10 years of experience in product, operations and strategy in social networking, education and financial technology sectors. Pablo has founded companies such as Drink Me Magazine (sold to private investor), Kibin.Com (funded by 500 Start-Ups), BriefMine (Legal Tech), LAM Network (one of the largest Latino networks in the US). He has also advised in the development of other startups such as Tipitom, Inviti, Dos, Comodin, Konketi, & WholeBody IQ. Previously, he also worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and as a management consultant at Tiburon Strategic Advisors, where he was quoted in various media sources such as Wall Street Journal, Board IQ, Investment News, and the Financial Time’s Fund Fire on subjects related to strategy, financial products, & technology. Pablo has a degree in Mathematics and Economics from the Claremont Colleges. He speaks English, Spanish, & Tagalog.

Daniel Coppel
GENERAL PARTNER LEAP PARTNERS I

Daniel Coppel

HEAD OF ENTERPRISE INNOVATION

An avid technology and entertainment entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Dub5 a Mexican-Canadian technology start up and DroneLab Mexico a drone solutions startup. Daniel has a keen eye for up and coming technologies and has a vast network that he puts to good use to create new ventures and business opportunities. Having graduated from one of the top universities in Mexico, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey where he studied business creation and development which has as a main focus in developing the skill set needed to be a successful entrepreneur. Complementing his education with courses in entrepreneurship, technology and innovation, at Stanford, Suffolk University, Draper University VCx, and a series of courses in family business, communication strategy and finance in Spain, US, and Mexico.



With a love for entertainment Daniel founded an independent music label “Electric Emerald” that manages and produces bands like “The Mud Howlers” which have won best independent rock album and song at the Independent Music Awards in NY, and Funded “Parque La Ruina” cultural hot spot in the city of Hermosillo, Sonora that is transforming the cultural landscape of the city and was nominated as 5th most influential business in the state, after one year of opening. Daniel is fluent in English, Spanish and French

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