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Leon Capital Hires Former Griffin/Apollo Sales Exec to Lead Capital Formation

Leon Capital Hires Former Griffin/Apollo Sales Exec to Lead Capital Formation. Leon Capital Group, Leon, alternative investments, hire, registered investment adviser, RIA

Leon Capital Group, a diversified holding company with operating businesses in the real estate, healthcare, technology, and financial services industries, has named Cory Calvert as Head of Capital Formation for Leon’s investment management company.

In this role, Calvert is responsible for the strategic development of Leon’s fund management business. Calvert will deliver a new model that provides an alternative to traditional fund management, according to Leon. Calvert additionally oversees co-investment capital raising within the organization’s mature holdings. He and his team are also tasked with actively identifying minority investments in registered investment adviser firms, helping facilitate their expansion and operational growth.

“Cory’s history of building long-term partnerships aligns perfectly with our philosophy at Leon,” said David Cocanougher, president of the firm’s real estate business.

“Over the last 15 years, we’ve built 12 operating businesses from the ground up and made over 800 individual investments within those platforms. Most of the gains from that work have accrued to the family office and to our employees. As we begin our journey into the investment management business, my goal is to share our talent in compounding capital with other investors – teachers, police officers, and construction workers, many of whom have a similar immigrant experience as mine – and to positively impact their financial future,” said Fernando De Leon, CEO of Leon Capital Group.

Prior to joining Leon, Calvert served as head of U.S. wealth at Apollo Global Management, overseeing the RIA/IBD distribution channel. His career in alternative investments has also seen him hold the role of CEO/head of distribution at Griffin Capital Securities and as a national sales manager at Cole Capital. Calvert holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Brigham Young University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Denver College of Law.

“I am excited to join Leon Capital Group, as we work to provide differentiated investment solutions and innovative partnership opportunities to our clients; it’s a tremendous opportunity to step into this new role,” said Calvert. “I look forward to working with our investor partners to deliver excellent returns.”

Leon Capital Group is a family holding company overseeing $10 billion of private capital, where it operates assets in the financial services, healthcare, real estate, and technology industries. Leon takes the lead in conceiving, developing, owning, and operating businesses. The firm started as a modest, privately-owned real estate development company in Texas, and has since evolved into a diverse holding company operating across multiple geographies and industries.

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