President & CEO
The New Home Company
Leonard joined The New Home Company as Chief Operating Officer in 2017 and was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer in January 2019. In August 2019, Leonard was elected President and Chief Executive Officer. In his current position, Leonard manages all day-to-day operations, oversees policy making and is responsible for creating and implementing the strategic direction of the company.Prior to becoming a member of the NEW HOME 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.