Leonard has over 20 successive years in the music industry, including over 15 years in artist and repertoire (A&R) with an additional broad background in artist management. His tenure with record companies and music publishers has afforded him the opportunity to work with a wide range of companies, from independent companies such as Fiction and TVT Records, to publicly held corporations like BMG and Universal Music.
This experience gives him a particular insight for a debut or established artist(s) of what strengths both organization’s cultures could have to offer their careers. His first-hand experience has given him greater insight into the core fundamentals and critical need of successful artist management project coordination on a worldwide level. Under his executive direction, Leonard was responsible for signing RIAA certified platinum and gold artists, and his label was voted the #1 independent record label by Billboard magazine for five consecutive years (2001 – 2006).