Agustin Lebron

Agustin Lebron

Formal First Name

Agustin Lebron is Co-founder and Managing Director of Essilen Research, a business consulting company dedicated to helping tech companies with their scaling challenges. From technical hiring to technical management, Essilen Research helps break down the barriers that limit company growth. Agustin and his team help companies understand the data science and machine learning landscape, and provide help to attack difficult problems in this field. He began his career as an engineer designing radio chips for mobile phones and GPS receivers. In 2008 he switched to a career as a financial trader and researcher, just as the world's financial system was imploding. Over the years, he traded many kinds of securities including equities, futures, commodities, options, and an assortment of other derivatives, and has created, developed and implemented several successful trading strategies. Agustin is also the author of The Laws of Trading.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Agustin was a Quant Trader and Researcher for Jane Street Capital, one of the largest market-making firms in the world.

  • During his engineering career, he pioneered in-house techniques for analyzing non-Gaussian distributions of radio chip characteristics.


  • Introduces, develops, and applies one law per chapter, making it easy not only to remember useful concepts, but also to have them at the ready in any situation.

  • Shows you how to find and think about the “special edge” of your organization, and yourself.

  • Teaches you how to handle the interaction of people with artificially intelligent (AI) machines that make decisions, a skill that is rapidly becoming essential in the AI-driven economy of the future.

  • Includes a "bonus" digital ancillary, an Excel spreadsheet with various worked examples that expand on the scenarios described in the book.


  • Angel Investor, Tech Coast Angels San Diego

  • Founding Member, San Diego Tech Hub

  • Mentor, CONNECT

  • Tech Council Member, San Diego Workforce Partnership


  • He has been a speaker on various conferences, including the Python Web Conference.

  • He has also appeared as a guest on Real Vision.