Leader Capital was founded by John Lekas in 1997 and began managing fixed income mutual funds in 2005. The firm is based in Portland, Oregon and is 100% employee owned. Founder John Lekas is an Oregon native. He grew up in Portland, Oregon and attended the University of Oregon studying finance. He paid his way through college by fighting forest fires and working on fishing boats and in lumber mills. After landing a broker job at A.G. Edwards & Sons in 1986, Lekas studied the markets and worked his way up to portfolio manager at Smith Barney and eventually opened his own investment advisory. In 2005, his career took another twist when he opted to move away from individual accounts and launch a mutual fund.
John E. Lekas
President, CEO, & Senior Portfolio Manager
Mr. Lekas began his career at A.G. Edwards & Sons in 1986. In 1993, he entered the Portfolio Management Program at Smith Barney. In 1997 he started Leader Capital Corp, a Registered Investment Advisory and Broker-Dealer. Mr. Lekas has over 30 years of investment experience and has managed fixed income securities on a discretionary basis for over 19 years.
Senior Operations Manager & General Principal
Candy joined Leader Capital in 2000. She has over 20 years experience in the financial industry. She graduated from Hope College in Holland, MI.
Assistant Portfolio Manager
Slavik Kolesnik is an assistant portfolio manager at Leader Capital Corp. Slavik began his career in investment banking at J.P. Morgan Chase. He joined Leader Capital Corp. in 2018 and now assists with the portfolios. Slavik graduated from Clark College in Vancouver, WA.
Alla, joined Leader Capital in 2022. She was born in Kyiv, Ukraine. She immigrated to the United States in 1995 and subsequently became an American citizen. Alla attended Portland State University graduating with a degree in Business Administration: Marketing and General Management. She then obtained a Master of Arts in Foreign Languages degree from Portland State in German.
Board of Directors - Leader Funds Trust
John E. Lekas
Mr. Lekas began his career at A.G. Edwards & Sons in 1986. In 1993, he entered the Portfolio Management Program at Smith Barney. In 1997 he started Leader Capital Corp, a Registered Investment Advisory and Broker-Dealer. Mr. Lekas has over 20 years of investment experience and has managed fixed income securities on a discretionary basis for over 17 years.
Has approximately 30 years of experience in real estate development. Mr. Kehoe is the owner of Kehoe Northwest Properties, one of the largest residential and commercial real estate development companies in the state of Oregon. After founding his company in 1989, it has developed over a half a billion dollars of real estate. His experience offers an extensive understanding of the factors driving the market and bring an entrepreneurial spirit to the Board.
Raymond A. Davis
Has nearly 26 years of professional experience as a United States Army soldier, private security employee and government contractor. Mr. Davis obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in security management with an emphasis on international security. He has an extensive military background and is a decorated Green Beret. His considerable knowledge of operational and management issues makes him an exceptional addition to the Board. Wikipedia Page
Working at Leader Capital
Leader Capital harbors a welcoming and unique office environment. We offer competitive pay structures and benefits.
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Seeking wholesaler to market three mutual funds. Cultivate relationships with Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs), financial planners, family offices, broker/dealers, consultants, and other institutional clients throughout a 5 state territory.
Boys & Girls Club of Oregon
Cascade Aids Project
Central Catholic High School
Citizen’s Police Retirement Fund
Columbia Youth Basketball
The Dimon Institute
Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
Great 48 – Boys Basketball
Jesuit High School
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Loaves & Fishes
Oregon Food Bank
Maui Music Conservatory
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
National Multiple Sclerosis
The Funds are distributed by Ceros Financial Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC. Leader Capital and Ceros are not affiliated.