PRESS RELEASE: Spokeo is proud to announce Emanuel Pleitez as Chief Strategy Officer. Pleitez will focus on addressing consumer privacy practices and increasing Spokeo’s engagement with users, privacy advocates and policymakers.
“Spokeo is determined to become a leader in privacy practices within our industry. Emanuel’s background in public service, stakeholder management and business strategy provides Spokeo with the right assets to do so,” said Spokeo founder Harrison Tang. “We appreciate his commitment to serving the public and are excited to continue building the most useful people search engine for consumers.”
In this new role, Pleitez will develop the overall strategy for the innovation of Spokeo’s people search product and continue to guide Spokeo as a leading American technology company.
“Spokeo is a useful product for society with potential to revolutionize how we think about human connectivity. As Spokeo organizes the world’s people-related data, members of society are easily able to connect with one another, learn about those who have shaped our world and better understand their online footprint,” said Pleitez. “It is my goal to focus our business model on best serving the human interest and connectivity needs of Americans, while maintaining our industry-leading commitment to consumer privacy. I have known Harrison and some of the other Spokeo founders since we were students at Stanford University and I have the utmost respect for their integrity and focus on the interests of users. Our future as an indispensable people search engine depends on best serving the public’s needs.”
Emanuel Pleitez most recently was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. Prior to that, he served as the Special Assistant to Chairman Paul Volcker and the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board (PERAB). At PERAB he managed a diverse group of high-level stakeholders to deliver recommendations to President Barack Obama.
Prior to joining the Administration, he was a candidate in California’s 32nd U.S. Congressional District 2009 Special Election. During the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition, Pleitez served as a member of the U.S. Treasury Department Agency Review Team. Before his work on the Transition Team he was a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs.
Pleitez’ public service experience includes serving as a special assistant to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a field organizer for Senator John Kerry’s Presidential campaign, and a staff member on the Senate Democratic Steering and Coordination Committee for U.S. Senators Tom Daschle and Hillary Clinton.
Pleitez graduated with a B.A. in Urban Studies from Stanford University.
Spokeo is a people search engine that organizes vast quantities of white-pages listings, social information, and other people-related data from a large variety of public sources. Our mission is to help people find, learn about, and connect with others more easily than ever by making public data as accessible as possible. For more information about Spokeo, visit www.spokeo.com.