Fil Randazzo, PhD - Director


Fil Randazzo is currently Founder and CEO Leverage Science. Leverage Science is currently helping investors and innovators identify big ideas and turn them to reality. Previously, Fil served as a Deputy Director at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). During his 12+ year tenure at BMGF, he actively participated in its rapid growth from a small startup to a 1500 employee institution. Fil co-launched and co-managed the Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative, which in 2005 established the standard on how BMGF sources, funds and manages innovation. Fil directly managed a $600M investment portfolio which spanned areas such as health, agriculture, education, and policy. His portfolio included some of BMGF’s biggest success stories. From 1994-2004, Fil served a variety of scientific roles at the Chiron Corporation in Emeryville CA. He earned a Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular and Development Biology at Indiana University, Bloomington and B.S. in Microbiology and Anthropology from the University of Notre Dame.