Leone Asset Management
Think big. Win the world.
Tony Khodadad, President & CEO
Mr. Khodadad is President/CEO and Chairman of Leone Holdings. Mr. Khodadad graduated from the University of Chicago in 1983 with a BA in Business Management. After graduation, Mr. Khodadad has been involved with several diversified business opportunities where he has been able to exercise his education as well as his entrepreneurial spirit.
Mr. Khodadad has a special talent in taking control of mismanaged operations, neglected facilities that need reevaluation, renovation and reconstruction to bring the highest potential return on invested capital. He has operated several retail facilities in multiple locations while gaining customers confidence by providing them the highest quality service and product lines. While at the same time understanding the importance of maintaining daily profit and loss by balancing the right percentage of daily costs, mainly labor and supply costs.
Mr. Khodadad has operated several self-owned and managed corporations and managed hundreds of employees within the construction and real estate related sectors, including: conventional residential/commercial loans, hard money lending, creative financing, purchase of non-performing secure and unsecure assets and tax sales.
Since 2010, Mr. Khodadad has concentrated his efforts in Sierra Leone as a precious metal exporter and miner for underground resources such as: gold, Platinum, Silver, Chromite, Iron Ore and many other valuable resources.
Elwood Junot, COO
Mr. Junot is a proven Successful Financial/Managerial executive whom through his 30-year plus career has extensive experience as a business owner, registered financial planner, real estate and mortgage broker. Mr. Junot possesses a strong entrepreneurial spirit applying it to everything he does. He brings to Leone Holdings Inc. many years of experience and a successful track record as a financial business leader specializing in emerging growth markets and has an intensive background in assisting in underfunded companies achieve their goals from consulting to investment banking to financial public relations.
Mr. Junot has owned and operated an Investment relations/ Consulting firm Emerald Resource Group and Strategic Equity Group both out of the Dallas Texas area. At the same time, he incorporated, built and sold, several entities including two real estate companies, a business brokerage company, and a commercial lending company. Mr. Junot serves on the Board of Directors for Grand Panama Beach Resort and is an active member of NAR and the Bay County Real Estate Commission and currently holds 2 real estate brokers licenses, Florida mortgage license, series 7 and 63.
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James Price – Chairman/CEO – JP Anderson Sierra Leone
Mr. Price is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of JP Anderson, Sierra Leone. After attending college at Eastern Washington University, in Washington State, Mr. Price served 3 years in the U.S. Army. Upon his honorable discharge he moved to Maryland and began his career as a successful stockbroker. Over a 10-year span as a broker and office Principal, he worked at JW Gant, Cohig and Associates, AG Edwards and Sons and Global Financial. Licenses held; series 7, 63, 24 life and health.
Mr. Price has 25 years of experience in numerous facets of the financial services industry, wherein he has developed an expertise in finding small, under funded companies and building them up through investment banking and strategic consulting. Mr. Price formerly sat on the board of directors for the YMCA, was Chairman of the I Am Foundation and currently is the Chairman of the Board for the Leone Asset Foundation.
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Jeff Goonewardena – Managing Director – JP Anderson Sri Lanka
Mr. Jeff M. Goonewardena is the Managing Director of JP Anderson, Sri Lanka. Mr. Goonewardena is the former Consul General of Sri Lanka to the eleven Western States of the USA. The President of Sri Lanka appointed him as the Honorary Consul General of Columbia, Venezuela and the President’s Chief Coordinator to the USA. Mr. Goonewardena is a Board Member of I AM Foundation – USA which has distributed one million text books to poor children in 33 countries and has been named Honorary Mayor of Oceanside, California and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for his high level of social contributions.
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Le’Von Warr– Executive Vice President – Aero Financial Sri Lanka
Mr. Warr is the Managing Director of JP Anderson, Norway. Mr. Warr has 12 years of experience in numerous facets of the financial services industry, wherein he has developed an expertise in real estate, loan origination, foreclosures, distressed debt, fund management and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Warr received his B.A in Advertising and Communications from Michigan State University in 1999. Over a 12 – year span in the financial industry, Mr. Warr has worked at CMCA in their foreclosure and loan workout division; AMB Enterprise and Property Management as a Real Estate Manager; Strong Arm Investments as a loan officer, and Landmark Quickfund as the company’s COO/CFO. Mr. Warr has successfully negotiated over 150 million in various acquisitions and has extensive knowledge of financial instruments, including: SBLC’s, BG’s, MTN’s and T-Strips.