Jonathan Leaders

Los Angeles, California, US

I know 25 computer languages. Founder & CEO of Leaders & Co
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About Jonathan

Jonathan Leaders is an experienced technologist based out of Los Angeles, California. He is currently an independant consultant, programmer, and life coach. He was previously employed as a Global Technical Director at DreamWorks Animation SKG.

He served as a Research and Development Engineer for the blockbuster film Madagascar 3: Europes Most Wanted and up-and-coming film Turbo (2013). He worked as a Technical Director for Annie-nominated Megamind, the Oscar-nominated film, Puss in Boots, and the recent film The Croods (2013).

Jonathan started programming at the age of 9 in BASIC, and now knows over fifteen programming languages. At the age of 14 he started a business selling video games he had made from scratch, and went on to complete graduate school by the age of 20. He continued his passion for building games as a senior programmer on the Xbox 360 Live Arcade game Roogoo, as well as the retail Nintendo Wii game Roogoo: Twisted Towers.

In high school, he built high security database applications with a team at a leading global linguistics research organization. Outside of working on various projects as a freelance software developer, Jonathan has been a tech consultant for an international non-profit, an airline, and several businesses in Washington D.C., Dallas, Houston, and Los Angeles.

In 2012 he was featured in Casual Connect magazine in an article on innovation. He is a published photographer, entrepreneur, guest teacher, and a speaker for personal growth and freedom. He has a passion for spirituality, technology, robotics, media, and education.

Work Experience

Global Technical Director

DreamWorks Animation

January 2010 - January 2013