Leo Simpser: Alignment, Learning What Drives Success, and Putting Relationships First

In our conversation, Leo shares his journey with LLJ Ventures, grounded in the lessons learned from his earlier private company, HNMA, which provided residential mortgages to underserved Hispanic borrowers. With a unique mix of “zoom in, zoom out” as described by Jim Collins, Leo remains community-oriented and purpose-driven while focusing on the finer details of execution. His intellectual rigor and ability to connect strategic vision with day-to-day tactics is a cornerstone of LLJ’s success.