Leo is a lifelong entrepreneur with decades of hands-on experience in the business world. He has owned and operated a number of businesses as well as owned and managed a large portfolio of commercial and residential real estate properties. He now utilizes those years of experience in identifying and analyzing investment opportunities.
After graduation Leo founded, along with his father, Decker Scrap Metals, a metals recycling business where he took advantage of the arbitrage in the bulk metals market. After spending a number of years building this into a successful business, Leo divested of his shares in the company to move on to new challenges.
Utilizing the skills of identifying patterns and trends within a market that he learned in the recycling business, Leo became an investment advisor with E.F. Hutton and was later recruited to Janney Montgomery Scott. He was known for his exceptional business development skills and for having a great report with his clients. In addition to working at JMS, Leo began to broker businesses as well as investments.
During this time as a broker, Leo began to acquire businesses for himself and his investment partners whenever a good opportunity arose. He was opportunistic and agnostic in his approach and has experience owning and operating business in the transportation, advertising, travel and restaurant industries.
Recognizing his exceptional business development skills, one of his investors, the founder of a large real estate development firm with a diverse portfolio of commercial and residential properties, recruited Leo to raise capital for the company. As a result, the company has now developed over 8 million square feet of commercial real estate.
Leo was also a member of Sales Optimizer, LLC where he developed and conducted training programs for sale to third party companies.
Leo is very active in the community. He does volunteer work with various Catholic charity organizations including the Knights of Columbus. He is heavily involved with the charity, “Help a Diabetic Child Foundation” where he is instrumental in fundraising as well as raising awareness of diabetes in children.