Theodore Blackston Theodore Blackston is the Director of Operations and Logistics for Numerati® Partners. In this role, Theodore brings his extensive track record of leveraging new and existing technologies to optimizing all facets of operations management, from data collection to cyber-security to special event planning.Theodore has more than 25 years of experience in specialized logistics, project management and business operations. Parlaying leadership skills accrued in an elite airborne infantry unit of the Israeli Defense Forces, Theodore’s first corporate position was as project coordinator and then operations manager of a global market research company owned by WPP, where he was responsible for running multi-million dollar market research studies, deploying cutting-edge data collection technologies, and revamping internal communication systems.In Paris, France, working for the same WPP-owned market research company, Theodore moved to research and data analysis, developing research program strategies to inform branding and product positioning campaigns; managing the execution of both quantitative and qualitative research projects from conception of study methodologies through to final client presentation; and authoring study reports comprising data analysis and actionable recommendations. On his return to New York City, Theodore worked in film production and then co-founded a contemporary art gallery, where he oversaw all aspects of gallery operations and managed the Byzantine logistical considerations involved with international art fair participation and traveling exhibitions in Europe, Asia, Australia and the US.Theodore grew up in London, England and Milan, Italy. He studied Italian Literature and Journalism at Rutgers University, and speaks five languages.