Affiliations:
Sick Kids Foundation
Baycrest
Keep a Child Alive
Mount Sinai Miami
Leonard Latchman
Leonard is an accomplished entrepreneur and visionary executive with exceptional proficiency in marketing strategy formulation and a proven track record of exponentially growing businesses.

In his 40 year career of corporate and entrepreneurial business experience he has founded new companies and has held Senior Executive Management positions. He is a proven achiever, excelling in driving sales, raising capital, all while leading the company.

Most recently, Leonard co-founded Mind Medicine (MindMed). A bio-tech company devoted to finding a cure for depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD and other afflictions through the use of psychedelic inspired medicines. Leonard is also a founder of RubyLife and was responsible for raising their start up capital.

Leonard’s career started out as the Senior Vice President of Yorkton Securities Inc. Under his leadership, Leonard helped grow the firm from a team of 50 to 500 employees across Canada and Europe.

Leonard founded Taurus Capital Markets in 1995. A privately held boutique investment bank. In 2000, Taurus was ranked as one of the top 5 technology investment banks in Canada. Under his leadership as CEO, he conceived and developed the business model and led the company to over $1B dollars of private and public financings, leading more than $350M raised. He sold the company in 2002 allowing him to fully pursue his business advisory and philanthropic endeavors.

Leonard established LDL Corp. in 2002, to focus on sharing his expertise with both "buy side" and corporate clients. Relying on an established network of private and institutional investors, along with years of experience as a strategic business advisor, he continues to provide the strategic direction and leadership to ensure on-going profitability and growth.

In addition to his entrepreneurial achievements, Leonard’s philanthropic endeavors include spearheading a $1million raise for the rehabilitation centre at the Hospital for Sick Kids in Toronto. Under the name of "The Friends of Tie Domi Network", the donation helped fund an overhaul of the hospital’s rehabilitation centre, which now provides care to over 60,000 children each year.

While serving on the advisory board of the 2007 Playing For Good Philanthropic Summit, Leonard worked to bring together more than six hundred select international guests to Mallorca, Spain for a PFG held summit. He, along with a multitude of other world-renowned philanthropists conducted a round table discussion on the economic, social and political issues surrounding the world’s most vulnerable children and families. Money raised from the event went to charities such as Millennium Promise, Spread the Net, Keep a Child Alive and The Hawn Foundation.

Leonard also actively supports Baycrest’s Health and Sciences Centre for the Aging and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center in Toronto as well as The Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami.