Santo Joseph Leo was born in Cooper City, Florida and raised in Lake Worth, Florida.
At the age of 7 years old, in 1996, he began using a PC given to him by his Grandfather, and eventually the Internet.
He has more than 15-years of technology, coding, web development, digital and interactive marketing and management experience. He began his career in 2002 at an email marketing agency while still in middle-school and, over the next six years, he was involved with multiple digital marketing firms and working on various projects, which took advantage of technologies such as blogging (TreasureBlogging.com), social media (UniversityLyfe), web hosting (Clearogic Hosting), verified dating websites (LoveDiner.com) that were still in their infancy at the time.
As a Senior at Park Vista Community High School, in 2008, he raised nearly $1 million dollars in venture capital to found UniversityLyfe, a collegiate social network intended to promote student collaboration on campus.
In 2012, after the winding down of UniversityLyfe due to a lack of funding, he took a position at a newly founded digital marketing agency in the Delray Beach-Boca Raton, FL area, BMI Elite (now “Site Impact”). Over his 3 1/2 year tenure he rose to Director of Business Development, where he was instrumental in developing several divisions of the Company, which resulted in several mergers and acquisitions, such as Crush Ads.
During his tenure, he managed many large healthcare accounts, and many of his clients were fundamentally impacted by the expansion of Competitive Medicare Bidding (CBA). During this expansion he dissected the root causes why Company’s such as Liberty Medical, were struggling, and over time he realized that the pharmacy industry, in particular, was ripe for change and that an “Amazon of Pharmacy” was not only a viable notion but if successful could have a historically disruptive impact on the healthcare industry, which is 20% of the United States GDP. The concept had the potential to service millions of customers.
By the summer of 2015, he began personally funding the research and development of the business model. Once he verified that legally, a pharmacy could, in fact, sell prescription drugs without deriving the price from the manufacturer’s published list price, he registered the “MailMyPrescriptions.com” domain for $7 on GoDaddy. He took this as a “sign”. He realized this was the Uber to taxi’s, the Airbnb to hotel’s, and the Amazon to retailers.
In 2016, he raised $1.6mm in order to begin construction on a 25,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art pharmacy, capable of safely dispensing millions of prescriptions annually. The facility replaced the old Gallery Center in Boca Raton, which is strategically located in the same business park as the United States Postal Service Woodland Station distribution hub. This allowed for MailMyPrescriptions.com to get their shipments into the mail stream one day faster than average. The facility received LegitScript Certification, .Pharmacy Certification and its pharmacy license from the Florida Board of Pharmacy by the end of the year.
In 2017, MailMyPrescriptions.com dispensed it’s first “wholesale priced” prescription from its wholly-owned pharmacy, and under his leadership grew over 1,400% by the end of the year.
In 2018, MailMyPrescriptions.com will expand it’s marting efforts from specific regions to a national advertising campaign, and begin working towards being the first pharmacy to make drone delivery commercially viable.