Leonard Ward

Leonard Ward is VP of Operations for La Jolla Foundation, running the Project Active initiative and spearheading some of its early successes. Leonard is a recruiter with Bespoke Partners, a retained executive search firm in San Diego, CA, serving private equity portfolio companies. Previously, Leonard was a recruiter with The Lancer Group, a premier retained executive search firm in La Jolla, CA. He is the former Director of Intellectual Property for SkinIt.com, an entertainment marketing company, as well as a former Director of Operations for the international subsidiary of The Active Network. Leonard holds a JD/MBA from The University of San Diego. While in law school, he worked for several law firms, contributing documentation and managing the case file for a million-dollar wrongful death suit against major manufacturer as well as a suits involving the California Highway Patrol, the SEC, and more. Leonard spent several years in military intelligence. He was trained in Korean language and culture at the Defense Language Institute at the Presidio of Monterey. Leonard is a San Diego native, and lives there with his wife, Jessica. Leonard holds a B.S. in Information Systems from BYU-Hawaii.