Michael D. Leonakis

Private Wealth Advisor

phone: (216) 591-2315
email: Michael.Leonakis@LFG.com

Michael's career is defined by one underlying desire — to do the best job he can for his clients.

Taking a comprehensive approach to financial planning, he is dedicated to building lasting relationships that assist clients toward achieving short-term goals while ensuring their long-term well-being.

Primarily serving the needs of affluent families, Fortune 500 executives, and the owners of closely-held businesses, Michael holds the FINRA Series 7 and 66 registrations, and is Life and Health insurance licensed in multiple states. He is also part of Lincoln Executive Consulting, an elite group that focuses on comprehensive planning for corporate executives.

Throughout his life, Michael has excelled in his endeavors. In his early career, he rose rapidly through the ranks of Sherwin-Williams’ Sales/Management Training Program, holding various sales and marketing positions before deciding to pursue his passion for financial planning. His father, Dean Leonakis, CFP®, has been a financial planner for over 35 years, inspiring in Michael a deep appreciation for the highly personalized service of effective financial counsel. Michael is also a member of Generation 2, a group of young financial planners within Lincoln Financial Advisors who are successors to large-scale financial businesses.

Michael earned undergraduate degrees from Miami University and an MBA from The Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University. He is the former President of the Miami University Alumni Club of Cleveland and Founding Director of HandsOn Northeast Ohio. He has also been on the leadership committee of United Way’s GeneratioNEXT. Michael served as President of the Walsh Jesuit High School Alumni Association and Chairman of the Loyola Club. He resides in Fairlawn with his wife and 3 children.