Leonard joined The New Home Company as Chief Operating Officer in March of 2017. Prior to becoming a member of our executive team, Leonard worked at Richmond American Homes where he had regional and divisional responsibility for several markets in the western United States. Before his tenure at Richmond, Leonard held several positions at Genstar Land Company, which later became a part of Newland Communities. Earlier in his career, Leonard worked for a small San Diego-based land developer that specialized in small mixed-use developments. In addition to his work in the homebuilding and development industries, Leonard spent four years in public accounting with the CPA firm Arthur Young.
Leonard has served on numerous boards in leadership roles including service as president of both the Building Industry Association of Southern California and Riverside. He holds a BS degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California, as well as an MBA from San Diego State University.