Prior to founding LangLeven, Annick-Isabelle was responsible for the high end group of fitness clubs: Mansfield Athletic Clubs, Hard Candy Fitness Toronto, Aura Fitness Toronto. In charge of operations, profitability and growth, she had given herself the mandate to make fitness fun and valuable.
Previously, she was at the head of a division of the Private Wealth Group of BMO Harris Private Banking, which aimed at the development of structured strategies offered to ultra-high net worth clients of BMO Financial group.
She has accumulated experience in the financial markets, equity research, institutional sales and trading, and investment management with major financial institutions such as the Montreal Exchange, HSBC Securities, Westwind Partners, SWIFT and has worked throughout Belgium, Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.
She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Hautes Études Commerciales and a McGill-HEC Executive MBA.
As an athlete, AIM obtained 3 national titles in cycling and a world masters championship title in time trial. She has qualified for the September 2017 ITU triathlon world championships.
Leonard rooted himself in the fitness industry as the Co-Founder of 24 Hour Fitness Centers, which grew to become the world’s largest health-club chain with more than 420 clubs and 20,000 employees. He has been the force behind multiple successful transactions, positioning himself as a world authority in the sector. He is also the co-founder of multiple fitness clubs in Canada such as Steve Nash Sports clubs in B.C. and Mrs. Sporty with over 600 fitness centers in Europe.
It is through the combination of fitness and finance that he hopes to continue making a lasting impact as he regularly partakes in start-ups in the wellness, health and fitness fields. Over the past 30 years, Leonard has made over 40 private equity investments in companies across a variety of industries. As a transactional expert, he excels in finding growth opportunities and leading them to maximized value.
Prior to becoming a force in the fitness industry, equipped with a CA background, Leonard worked as a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co and holds an MBA from Harvard University.
Leonard is an avid runner, having participated twice in the Boston marathon and is looking to requalify in 2017.