Christopher Leonard

Christopher Leonard

Chief Executive Officer

  • Christopher Leonard serves as Chief Executive Officer for Velocity Solutions.

  • Before becoming CEO, Christopher served as President of the company from 2012 to 2014, and previously as Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel from 2005 to 2011.

Prior to joining the company in 2005, Christopher was a corporate and tax partner with one of North Carolina’s top law firms, where he worked with privately and publicly held corporations in various transactional, compliance and advisory capacities. He also served as counsel to Velocity Solutions advising on, among other things, legal issues affecting the financial industry. He still stays up to date on these regulatory issues, which allows him to serve as a key resource for our clients.

Christopher received his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from Wake Forest University. He has served in leadership roles in various nonprofit organizations, including serving as president of the Community Boys & Girls Club of Wilmington, NC as well as chairman of its foundation, a founding director of the St. James Parish Foundation, on the Board of Visitors of the Wake Forest University School of Divinity and on the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Currently, Christopher serves on the Board of Directors of Broward Workshop, a non-profit organization consisting of the chief decision makers representing 100 of Broward County’s major businesses, and as a chair of its Technology Committee. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the South Florida Technology Alliance, also known as TechLauderdale. He received the Apogee Award in 2019 for Top Technology CEO in South Florida.

Christopher holds a commercial pilot certificate from the FAA and has multi-engine, single-engine, instrument and seaplane ratings, as well as a captain’s license from the U.S. Coast Guard. He resides with his family in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.