Leonard is the founder of New Capital, a 20 year industry veteran and independent practice pioneer. He is a highly accomplished advisor who works closely with New Capital’s clients in all aspects of their financial planning and lives. He is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charterholder, a professional member of the Financial Therapy Association, and completed training with the Kinder Institute of Life Planning.
Leonard was born in Houston in 1965, and was educated at St. John’s School, Amherst College (BA, 1989), and the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School (MBA, 1999). He started New Capital Management in 2004 as a family office and has over time grown the firm organically to over 75 client households and $300 million under firm management.
Prior to starting New Capital, he was a computer network engineer with his own company NetConnect Systems; an operations executive in his family’s consumer products business, which was eventually sold to KIK Custom Products, a major supplier of consumer household products; and a venture investor, including startup investments in BabyCenter, the web’s top interactive parenting network now owned by Johnson & Johnson; and in NetSpend, a pioneering prepaid debit card company now owned by Western Union.
Leonard lives in Houston with his wife Hannah and two children, Abby and August. He serves on the St. John’s School Alumni Board, the board of Air Alliance Houston (focused on regional air quality and health), and is a member of the finance committee of the Houston Zen Center. His family is a member of the Houston Zen Center and Congregation Shma Koleinu. Leonard’s hobbies include guitar, yoga, and conservation ranching. A longtime practicing Buddhist, Leonard tries to bring compassion and wisdom mind to all beings everywhere.