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Matt Leggett

Product Manager

Work History

April 2016Present

Senior Technical Product Manager


At Counsyl I have quickly transitioned from a Program Manager to a Senior Technical Product Manager, along the way working on the development and launch of new genetic products and internal infrastructure to deliver these products. In the fall, I was awarded a Counsyl Eigenvalue - an award given to the top 2-4 employees each quarter.

  • Actively developing the company's liquid biopsy product strategy in conjunction with R&D, commercial and medical affairs
  • Mentoring technical product managers to ensure that the product launches they are working on are technically, as well as commercially, successful
Jan 2015April 2016

Technical Product Manager

  • Led the organization to a more diligent product update cycle - transitioned the company from one clinical product update in the four preceding years of the organization to four product updates in a year and a half with three large updates in the pipeline
  • Supported the implementation and development of Counsyl's New Product Process (NPP)
  • Sculpted the requirements and led implementation for Counsyl's Evergreen project, a project to maintain competitiveness in the market by becoming more agile in launching new genetic content
  • Designed the rollout and technical details of the consolidation of Counsyl's Family Prep Screen from two products into one, in order to reduce confusion and provide the best clinical test on the market
May 2014Jan 2015

Program Manager

  • Led the design and requirements of Counsyl's curation application, which to date has prescribed meaning to over 60,000 different genetic variants and supported the work of 20+ PhD curators
  • Redesigned Counsyl's fulfillment app from scratch to support new sample types and increase flexibility
  • Developed and deployed code for various features within the fulfillment and curation app
Jul 2012May 2014

Medical Device Engineer (Professional Development Program)

Abbott Laboratories

After graduating from college, I participated in Abbott Laboratories Professional Development Program (PDP). The rotational program is designed for entry-level engineers to hone their leadership skills and expose them to multiple facets of the business’ operations. Throughout the program I received the highest performance evaluation possible (EE) in each rotation of the Professional Development Program.

Abbott Vascular - Research and Development Engineer

  • Developed test methods for material damage characterization
  • Supported FEA/CAD analysis as needed

Abbott Diagnostics - Purchasing Analyst

  • Designed models to better understand the organization's supply chain - these models included risk assessments of the organization's 7000+ raw materials and total cost of ownership models

Abbott Diabetes Care - Process Analyst

  • Provided ongoing support for a four week FDA audit and a three day TUV(ISO) audit

Abbott Vascular - Line Supervisor / R&D Engineer

  • Supervised an R&D manufacturing line of 14 operators
  • Increased productivity of the manufacturing line by 300% through implementation of Lean concepts

Various Internships

Various Companies

Throughout my undergraduate degree, I was fortunate to work in a variety of pharmaceutical and medical device companies as an intern.

Covidien, Irvine, CA – Designed and built an original test method to characterize Af temperature of nitinol

Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA – Received the peer choice aware for most successful internship (out of 100)

Inson Medical Systems, Bellevue, WA – Explored new market implications for the company’s polymer tech

Pathway Medical, Redmond, WA - Created a blood filtration device using CAD design.



Biomedical Engineering (B.S.)

University of Southern California USC


August 2016Present

Deep Learning (in progress)

Google / Udacity

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April 2016

Introduction to Marketing

UPenn (Wharton)

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Aug 2015

Algorithms for DNA Sequencing

Johns Hopkins

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Jun 2014

Machine Learning


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Sep 2013

Fundamentals of Clinical Trials


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Alumni Mentor for Engineering Students

Viterbi Student Ambassador Program

Acting as a mentor for three different engineering undergraduate students over the last three years. Providing guidance in terms of choosing classes, designing resumes and applying for internships as well as perspective on working in the healthcare industry post-graduation.

Additionally, I have volunteered as an industry panelist for Viterbi's Industry Spotlight program.

March 2016Present

Programming Volunteer

The Last Mile

Actively volunteering for The Last Mile's Code.7370 - a program designed to teach incarcerated individuals modern web development skills. Volunteer work includes one-on-one teaching  of foundational programming concepts at San Quentin as well as designing curriculum for the students. 


Project Management

Skills include: Timeline development, Go-to-market logistics, Project status, reports and communications, Project management tools (JIRA, GitHub, etc.)

Data Analysis

Skills include: Data Visualization, pandas, matplotlib/seaborn, iPython notebook

Product Management

Skills include: Requirements Development, Financial Analysis, Feature Prioritization

Molecular Biology

Knowledge includes: Mendelian inheritance, Variant interpretation, .vcf representations, sequencing algorithms

Software Development

Skills include:, Python, Django, .git, linux / bash