Meet Leonard Gates

Leonard Gates, a seasoned finance professional hailing from Washington, brings his extensive knowledge and experience to Smart Pig. With over 20 years in the finance industry, Leonard’s expertise is invaluable to our team and to our valued customers.

Early Life & Education

Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Leonard developed an interest in economics and finance at an early age. He pursued his passion by earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Georgetown University and later a Master’s in Business Administration from The Wharton School.

Professional Journey

Leonard’s professional journey spans decades and includes roles in prestigious financial institutions as well as startup ventures. He has served as a Financial Analyst, Portfolio Manager, and a Financial Advisor, providing strategic advice to individuals and businesses alike.

Leonard joined the Smart Pig team in 2017, where he has since utilized his broad knowledge base to guide our financial products and services.


Leonard is a Certified Financial Planner and holds several other certifications, reinforcing his credibility and dedication to the field. His areas of expertise include personal finance, financial planning, loan management, and credit control.

Mission at Smart Pig

Leonard’s mission at Smart Pig is to ensure our services are responsibly tailored to the needs of our customers. He is actively involved in shaping our policies and educational resources to promote informed financial decisions.

Beyond Finance

When he’s not analyzing financial trends or helping our customers navigate their financial journeys, Leonard enjoys hiking in the Washington wilderness and attending local jazz concerts. He’s a firm believer in balancing professional commitments with personal fulfillment. Leonard Gates is here to help you make the most out of our financial services. His rich background and passion for finance make him an invaluable asset to the Smart Pig team and to you, our customers.