Bruce W. Leppla
- Bruce is Journeyman’s founding shareholder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer.
- In 2008, in the aftermath of the 2008/2009 Great Recession and the demise of so many retirement accounts of family and friends, Bruce formed Leppla Capital Management LLC (“LCM”) with the goal of providing sophisticated but independent Wall Street investment expertise to individual investors. LCM does business as Journeyman Capital Management.
- In late January 2011 Bruce met Mark, a former member of the Laborer’s Union who had risen to the top of the institutional investment world. Mark shared the vision of a “square deal” investment company for the Main Street investor.
- Bruce is a Partner with Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLC, one of the nation’s foremost plaintiffs’ litigation firms. With colleagues, he represents Taft-Hartley funds and private investment management firms in recovering investment losses due to corporate misconduct. He is a member of the New York and California Bar Associations and the Editorial Board of Wall Street Lawyer.
- From 1985 – 1999, Bruce served as CEO and President of Redwood Bank, a San Francisco-based regional bank, which he grew into a substantial Bay Area bank and sold for 3X book value to a national bank in 1999.
- Bruce holds 11 U.S. and international patents in technology and commercial product design. With partners, he has raised over $135 million for ventures in real estate, finance and technology. With Nick Ushijima, Bruce is a Managing Member of Susquehanna Corporation, a real estate investment company in Kyushu Prefecture, Japan.
- Bruce grew up in Oregon working in commercial fishing. He is a graduate of Yale University (B.A., Economics, magna cum laude) and U.C. Berkeley (M.S., Economics, J.D.). He is a former member of the Yale Whiffenpoofs, and enjoys travel, fly-fishing, skiing, surfing and golf.
Mark J. Cordone
- Mark is President and Co-Founder of Journeyman.
- From May 2002 to May 2012, Mark was Vice President of Taft-Hartley Investment Services for Janus Capital Group. He was responsible for managing Janus’ new business development, distribution and client service functions for the Taft-Hartley market.
- Prior to Janus, Mark served as Vice President of Institutional Sales and Marketing at Prudential Asset Management. He was responsible for the development, distribution and servicing of asset management products for the Taft-Hartley market.
- Prior to Prudential, Mark served as Vice President responsible for sales and client service for the union market for Sierra Investment Partners and consulting firm Investment Performance Services, and previous to that for Union Labor Life Insurance Company. Mark has a long and successful track record serving the Taft-Hartley market for institutional asset managers.
- Mark is a veteran union construction Laborer. Mark was a 18-year member of Laborer’s Local 214 in New York and served in many elected union officer positions as well as Fund Administrator for the Laborer’s Local 214 Pension and Welfare Funds for a 5 year period.
- For over 23 years, Mark has been committed to serving the institutional union market and now brings that same passion to assist union members in the retail, workingman’s investment market. Mark is the author of the firm name Journeyman Capital Management. His values of integrity, fairness and service are fundamental to the Journeyman culture. Mark enjoys travel, golf, cooking, wine and fine dining.