Meet the 10xU team

Lorenzo de Leo

Lorenzo de Leo

CEO

Lorenzo de Leo holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics, which has prepared him to look at the big picture and find creative solutions to today’s business challenges. Former Partner and Managing Director of Rokk3r Labs, Lorenzo has developed an unprecedented understanding of the path to entrepreneurship and its ecosystem, which he brings to his role as CEO of 10xU. His mission is powering a global community of innovators positioned to succeed through collaboration.

Mike Lingle

Mike Lingle

Managing Partner

Mike is a former software developer turned entrepreneur, with first-hand experience in building companies and raising capital. He’s the former co-founder of SlideRocket, which was acquired by VMWare in 2011. Mike is passionate about helping entrepreneurs start and grow businesses with an outsized impact. He leads the development of 10xU’s offerings and serves as a mentor to startups both locally and globally.

LoLo Evans

LoLo Evans

Head of Experience

LoLo Evans is a keen community builder whose passion to create connections is fueled by the insight that we go further together. Prior to joining the 10xU team as Head of Experience, she developed and implemented strategic brand-culture experiences and collaborative partnerships with Rokk3r Labs, Exponential Organizations, Square, the Small Business Administration, Venture Hive, and the World Happiness Summit. By inspiring collaborative leadership and engagement through an approach that combines social-emotional intelligence with technology, her work strengthens teams, client relationships, and communities. Her mission is to build trust and empathy within groups, while fostering an environment conducive to shared learning and experiences for growth.

Jide Adebayo

Jide Adebayo

Head of Operations

Jide was born and raised in Memphis, TN. Through an accelerated 5 year program, Jide graduated from Columbia University in New York with a BA in Philosophy and Economics and a Masters in Public Administration. Jide has worked in various fields, ranging from software development to public policy, and founded two companies while attending Columbia. He is now putting the skills he has learned over the years to use in South Beach Miami by way of Venture for America. as a Senior Strategist out of the Office of the CEO at Rokk3r Labs. As the Head of Operations at 10xU, Jide is responsible for ensuring the team executes as efficiently as possible.

Latiffe Ghanem

Latiffe Ghanem

Head of Communications

Latiffe Ghanem brings more of 10 years of experience in the marketing communications industry where she has been responsible for building brands and helping established ones maintain relevance in today’s changing landscape. From development of brand identify to positioning and reputation, Latiffe is passionate about the power of communications. She joins the 10xU team as Head of Communications, with the mission of leading both internal and external communications, helping drive the company’s global community forward.

Ben Kochavy

Ben Kochavy

Head of Growth and Analytics

Ben Kochavy is a growth marketer with a slight funnel obsession. He has years of experience with digital strategy and execution for both his consulting clients and as digital marketing manager at Inov8. Ben is skilled at tapping into unrealized potential and quickly delivering results by developing multi-pronged strategies that combine SEO, PPC, social media, website conversion optimization, and content marketing. His focus at 10xU is rapidly growing our global audience.

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