Paul Leach MBA '10

Board Chair 
Title: Wealth Management Advisor
Company: Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Paul joined Merrill Lynch in 2009. Formerly a financial advisor with Smith Barney, he earned a ranking as one of the top new advisors in the country. Strong values and a diligent work ethic are the cornerstones of his business philosophy knowing that “it takes a lifetime to build a reputation and five minutes to destroy one.” Despite a rigorous work schedule, Paul finds balance and meaning through his community involvement and volunteerism. He organizes an annual surf camp with all the proceeds benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of the Los Angeles Harbor area. Additionally, he supervises a youth group at St. Lawrence Martyr Church where Paul has been an active member for the past 25 years.

With his MBA in finance from LMU and a B.A. in economics from UCSD, Paul offers his clients the most contemporary perspective and expertise on education, culture, and future trends. The Leach family has been active and prominent in the South Bay for three generations. Paul lives in Redondo Beach where he can indulge his passion for the ocean.