Len spent his entire 31-year professional career working in or consulting to the commercial banking industry. During this period Len managed banking activities in the US and London in virtually all phases of domestic and international commercial banking, including senior and executive management positions in commercial lending, product marketing, product development, relationship management, and strategic planning.
Throughout this period, and even more actively since his retirement, Len has been involved in a wide array of domestic and international charitable organizations, with particular focus on workforce development, poverty alleviation, children’s needs, and enterprise development. His domestic activities include having served as a Board Member or pro bono advisor to several local organizations including Metropolitan Career Center in Philadelphia (now an affiliate of PHMC), Presbyterian Hospital and Cradles to Crayons, a new organization that provides new and gently used essential items to children in need in the Philadelphia region and where he has served as founding Advisory Board Chair and pro bono Development Director. Len is active with the Enterprise Management Consulting program at the Fox School of Business at Temple University as an Advisory Board Member and Project Manager, and is currently an advisor to the Fox Board Fellows program that places MBA students as nonvoting members of nonprofit Boards in the Philadelphia Region.
Internationally, Len has a particular passion for assisting in the formation and support of sustainable small and micro enterprises in the developing world, with a particular focus on Africa. He has been active in advising numerous projects and participating in forums related to social investment and enterprise development. Additionally, his volunteer efforts have included advisory roles with Reinvest South Africa, OIC International, City Year South Africa, The South African Reconciliation and Development Bond Project, and the Task Force on Enterprise Development and Microfinance at the National Cathedral’s Center for Global Justice and Reconciliation in Washington DC. Len has recently joined the Advisory Board of the South Africa-Washington Internship Program and is currently providing strategic and business planning advice to various South African agencies, including the Pastoral Creche in Kliptown, Soweto.
Len is a graduate of Brown University in Economics, a US Navy veteran, and lives in Philadelphia, close to his three married daughters and seven grandchildren.