Leon Tompkins began his career in money management in 1985 with Lindquist Enterprises. He's worked on fixed income, commodities, and equities trading models, portfolio risk management for Carroll, McEntee and McGinley and Mesirow & Co of Chicago. While at Bear Stearns in New York, he authored Bear Stearn’s first Foreign Exchange Manual. In 1992 Leon assumed the position of Senior Proprietary trader at First Chicago where he traded both bank and high net worth individual’s capital. Beginning in 1994, Leon managed the growth of the San Diego Young Life organization to 35 staff professionals and 400 volunteers serving over 4000 young people. In 2004 Leon left Young Life to build GTIV, Inc, a money management and financial advisory firm to manage money, provide risk management, portfolio allocation and financial consulting solutions for clientele in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East.