Estimize is an open financial estimates platform which facilitates the aggregation of fundamental estimates from independent, buy-side, and sell-side analysts, along with those of private investors and students.
By sourcing estimates from a diverse community of individuals, Estimize provides both a more accurate and more representative view of expectations compared to sell side only data sets which suffer from several severe biases.
Currently, 41,786 analysts contribute to Estimize, resulting in coverage on over 2000 stocks each quarter. The Estimize consensus has proven more accurate than comparable sell side data sets over 74% of the time.
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.
The Estimize consensus estimate is regularly referenced in notable financial media sources such as Forbes, Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, The Street, Investors Business Daily and Business Week, amongst others.
Founder and CEO
Leigh is the founder and CEO of Estimize. Prior to founding Estimize, Leigh ran Surfview Capital, a New York based quantitative investment management firm trading medium frequency momentum strategies. He was also an early member of the team at StockTwits where he worked on product and business development. When he's not staring at rectangular lightboxes, Leigh can be found on the ice rink playing hockey, behind a grill, or off in search of waves to surf around the world.
Brian is a full-stack software engineer and entrepreneur: founder of QRawr, former VP of Engineering at KidZui, and former minion at Google. The rare moments when not coding or reading are usually occupied by beer, food or travel (occasionally all three at once).
Director of Media and Public Relations
Christine is a corporate earnings expert, previously holding director-level roles at both Thomson Reuters and S&P Capital IQ. Her research uses fundamental data to determine the health of US companies and the broader economy, and has been widely featured by many top-tier media outlets. In her spare time, Christine can be found catching the latest flick at the IFC Center, running along the East River, or scoping out canines at NYC’s many dog parks.
Director of Content
Trevir is a financial writer, brought to Estimize as the Director of Content. His work has appeared in several publications including Investopedia and Nasdaq. In his past life, he worked full time as an accountant and obtained a Masters in Economics. When he's not typing away on his computer, he can be found catching a Knicks game, scouring Netflix, or visiting the closest gym.
Ben spearheads hedge fund sales efforts. He has a track record in sophisticated analytics and held business development roles with Experian and SimilarWeb. Ben's experience with big data and FinTEch includes identifying predictive corollaries between stock prices, web usage metrics and media spending to develop a proprietary trading algorithm. Ben enjoys learning new things, the art of conversation and exploring the world.
Director of Data and Support
Genji oversees the reliability of Estimize's dataset. A former market data analyst at BNY Mellon, his track record also includes equity and foreign exchange trading. After hours, Genji enjoys good eats, sports, and journeys abroad.
Product and Analytics
Josh has a background in cognitive science and his post-academic life has focused on the intersection of data, technology, and behavior. He founded liftninja.com, and has developed product strategy for a number of startups, most recently as part of his role as lead data scientist for Blue Jeans Network. Josh enjoys music, whiskey, and using third party tools in all development efforts.
Chief Creative Officer
Cynthia oversees all design and marketing efforts at Estimize. A designer and entrepreneur with a background in marketing strategy, she previously co-founded EEME and was an award-winning data strategist at Wunderman. Outside of Estimize, she runs a dimsum-inspired stationery store and loves traveling, writing, and making lists. She is currently on a quest to sample all of NYC's dimsum restaurants.
Front end web developer with a passion for the open, semantic web. Spends time away from the computer rock climbing and playing hockey.
Nicholas is a full-stack developer. As a startup specialist, he enjoys creating disruptive products that engage users and build value. Outside of the home office, Nicholas can be found in over his head attempting home improvement, growing vegetables or canoeing.
Ilya is a full-stack engineer with a passion for finance and economics. Previously he was a VP in Sec Lending IT at Goldman Sachs and Lead Developer at MommyNearest.com. Outside of coding, Ilya enjoys playing pool, golfing, and cooking Indian cuisine.
Lucas is a front-end engineer who has built web applications for leading financial and nutritional software companies. Off the clock he enjoys reading, painting, game development and listening to podcasts. You can find him in one of the remaining Barnes and Noble bookstores or exploring Southwest Florida.
Join The Team
If you believe what we believe and are looking for a challenging role where you’ll be counted on to continually push boundaries in what has historically been an innovation-starved industry, come join our team.
Or just send us a note at email@example.com. We're always looking to hire great people.
Matt is a behavioral scientist and technologist who has advocated for transparent financial data since his role as Lead Scientist at Thrive (acquired by LendingTree) let him get an inside look at the predictive power of science based on literally millions of transactions. He's worked with organizations as diverse as the AARP, Treasury Department, American Express, TED, and Playboy. When he isn't busy helping startups create behavior change, he's playing lasertag with other founders or in the kitchen, cooking for a crowd.
Steve's experience covers a range of work in venture capital, finance, and corporate development. He has experience working for high-tech companies as an equity investor, debt provider and operating executive. Steve currently works as the Chief Financial Officer of Warby Parker, a ground breaking e-commerce and fashion company. Previously, he ran finance and corporate development for Majestic Research for 5 years, where he led the successful sale of the company to Investment Technology Group (NYSE:ITG).
Vinesh runs ExtractAlpha, a boutique advisory firm in Hong Kong which is foused on bringing analytical rigor to the analysis and marketing of new data sets for the capital markets. Vinesh was the Director of Quantitative Research at StarMine, where he developed industry leading metrics of sell side analyst performance as well as alpha signals based on analyst, fundamental, and other data sources. Subsequently he developed trading signals for proprietary trading desks at Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley, and most recently as an Excecutive Director at PDT Partners, a spinoff of Morgan Stanley.
Wayne is a serial entrepreneur in the Financial Media and Technology space. Most recently he was CEO of The Institute for Individual Investors (IFII), a financial education & publishing company. At IFII, he helped grow sales to $10 million and spearheaded the company's sale to market-leader Agora Publishing in 2011. Wayne began his career in equity sales and graduated from Columbia University.