Michael Manalo

Michael is WANDR’s Head of Partnerships and leads the company’s strategy for client onboarding.  He is a co-author of their Startup Bootcamp and advises clients on design and business models.  With over eight years of experience in User Experience and SaaS products, he specializes in creating insight and creating key performance indicators for customers. Before WANDR, Michael developed data and project management practices with government offices and NGOs, including the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles Department of Transportation and Alliance for California Traditional Arts.

Michael has worked with large and mediums SaaS companies such as ESRI and Socrata on product launches and customer plans based on areas of GIS, Open Data, and street project management. Notable projects include Los Angeles Vision Zero, Los Angeles Geohub, and Los Angeles Promise Zone Arts. His work has been recognized by the American Planning Association, Fast Company, Forbes and GovTech.com.

Michael has an MFA in Media Design from Art Center College of Design, and a Bachelor of Architecture from Woodbury University.