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Michael P. Leanza, CFP®

Michael P. Leanza, CFP®

Founder and President, Chief Compliance Officer

The GenWealth Group was founded by Michael P. Leanza, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional with nearly 25 years of wealth-management experience. As chief financial strategist, Michael personally sets investment plans for each client. He is the lead portfolio manager and works with each client to help carry out their personal goals. He is the architect of GenWealth's proprietary investment approach known as Momentum Strategy and oversees the management of all client portfolios.

Getting to Know Michael:

After many years at some of the nation’s largest firms (including Morgan Stanley/Smith Barney and Merrill Lynch/Bank of America), Michael launched The GenWealth Group, an independent Registered Investment Advisor firm.  The aim was to offer clients an entirely different (and more personal) experience than the “herd” mentality of Wall Street.

The GenWealth Group offers independent advice and a full range of wealth-management and personal financial planning services for individuals, families and institutions.  As trusted advisors, the firm helps give clients confidence that they’re on the right path toward growing and preserving the wealth they’ve worked hard to accumulate.

A native of New Jersey, Michael enjoys cycling, skiing, traveling and spending time with his wife and their two children. He is an avid BIG EAST basketball fan and is partial to the Seton Hall Pirates.

Favorite food: Steak, hamburgers, my mother-in-law’s lasagna… unfortunately I love them all.

Best advice I ever received: The best advice I received was from my Dad:

  1. Don’t get so busy that you don’t have time to think.  
  2. Don’t worry about what others are doing, do what you feel is right

Favorite musical artist: Bruce Springsteen

Favorite movies: Rocky, Wall Street, American Beauty, Big, Mrs. Doubtfire

Historical figures I’d love to meet: Ronald Reagan, Theodore Roosevelt, JP Morgan

Something I have to do or experience in my lifetime and haven’t yet: Look out my back patio and see the ocean on Martha’s Vineyard. If that doesn’t work out… I’d like to go to a Final Four game where Seton Hall is playing!