2024 Rising Star: Donna Zhao

Donna Zhao

Donna Zhao embodies all the virtues of a product leader within the organization. She and her team are focused on their clients, listen to their needs, understand the changing dynamics of the market and work tirelessly to champion and deliver the solutions they need. Zhao has led the launch of CoreLogic’s iconic property and location intelligence platform and market intelligence product, bringing it from concept to reality. Beginning with an idea, she helped shape the vision, rally her team and with a laser focus on execution, successfully launched the product in just one year.

Zhao is leading CoreLogic’s enterprise initiative to create an innovative, industry-leading property and location intelligence platform that brings the breadth and depth of CoreLogic’s best-in-class data assets into one place, giving clients seamless access to the relevant insights and analytics essential to power their business. Within one year, she inspired and led multiple teams across the company towards a common vision, culminating in a successful product launch. Zhao turned a concept into reality by molding the vision, socializing the strategy and with a laser focus on execution, brought the first version to market.

Zhao exhibits all of CoreLogic’s values, from how she is authentic in driving innovative solutions to the way in which she constantly strives to set the pace for the rest of the organization to follow. Team members constantly receive glowing comments from across the organization on the way she approaches every timeline and challenge with a positive, can-do attitude, regardless of the circumstances. She is the first one to take accountability and the last one to look for somewhere to place blame. She understands how the role of a leader can have a powerful impact on everyone around her, and she takes that responsibility seriously. She sets the tone on the need to truly listen to her clients and ensure her team is not only listening, but responding in a way that exceeds all of their expectations. This is reflected in the numerous accolades they receive and positive market response we receive on a daily basis.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

You will not succeed on your own. Recognize and motivate the people around you.


Donna Zhao




Senior Leader, Product Management

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