Leigh Drogen is the Founder and CEO of Estimize, the first open platform for financial estimates comprising of nearly 40,000 buy side and independent analyst contributors.
Prior to founding Estimize, Leigh ran Surfview Capital, a New York based quantitative investment manager primarily focused on momentum strategies. He was also an early member of the team at StockTwits where he worked on product and business development. Leigh got his start in the institutional finance world as an analyst with Geller Capital, a New York based quantitative investment manger. He holds a B.A. in political science and economics with emphasis in war theory from Hunter College.
Leigh has authored or contributed to a handful of published academic papers in finance and accounting journals, and in 2014 was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.
Estimize is an open financial estimates platform that collects corporate earnings, revenues and economic indicator predictions from both professionals (independent, buy-side, and sell-side analysts) as well as non-professionals (students, academics, private investors and industry experts).
Nearly 40,000 analysts contribute estimates on over 2,000 stocks and 26 economic indicators each quarter. By sourcing estimates from a diverse community of individuals, Estimize not only provides a more representative view of expectations, but one that is more accurate than comparable sell-side only data sets, a conclusion drawn in the half-dozen academic papers written on the Estimize data set.
The firm was founded in 2011 by former quantitative hedge fund analyst Leigh Drogen, with the belief that the financial ecosystem was ready for an estimates platform built with an open and transparent philosophy. More inclusive, more accurate and more representative, the Estimize model is the next evolution of financial data collection.