Leeland graduated from Powers Catholic High School in Genesee County, Mi. He achieved his Associate’s Degree at Oakland Community College.
Leeland began learning about hard work very young at his grandparents’ farm in Goodrich, MI. Leeland learned the value of hard work and perseverance by helping with the responsibility of harvesting crops, feeding beef cattle, making maple syrup and putting up thousands of bales of hay. He also gained a lot of interpersonal skills by assisting his father in his successful campaigns for the Oakland County Commission and for Michigan State Representative.
Leeland’s interest in the financial industry began by helping out at his dad’s independent agency, Runestad Financial Associates. Leeland’s dad, Jim Runestad, worked for four years as a company agent until starting his own agency, Runestad Financial Associates, in 2004. Leeland also benefited from mentoring by his uncle, Ric Runestad, who owns a successful independent agency in Indiana, Runestad Financial Services.
Leeland futher gained invaluable experience from starting a successful business in the music industry that enjoyed overwhelming international success and earned him one of the music industry’s highest awards, an RIAA certified Gold Record for sales in excess of 500,000 units sold.* As a founder and owner of the band, Leeland decided to leave to start a family with his wife, Rebecca. Rebecca received her Bachelor’s Degree from Ferris State University and works with children doing in-home education. Leeland and Becca have a young son, Leeland II.
Leeland has a real passion for working with clients to identify their real goals and desires and to assist them in a holistic life strategy that considers their true short and long-term objectives. His focus is to develop a comprehensive, client-focused approach to financial strategies that is suited to each individual client’s needs. He strives to work closely with clients to develop customized financial strategies that incorporate financial management, insurance needs, retirement funding and college funding, just to name a few.
Leeland is a registered representative and investment advisory representative of Securian Financial Services, Inc. and is currently licensed in Michigan. Leeland holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 registrations, as well as Annuity, Life, Health and Disability Insurance licenses. Securities and Investment Advisory Services are offered through Securian Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC. Securian Financial Advisors of the Great Lakes is independently owned and operated. Securian is a trademark of Securian Financial Group, Inc, and has been licensed for use by Securian Financial Advisors of the Great Lakes.
*Awards and club membership are based primarily on sales and other criteria relative to achievement. Working with this individual or firm is not a guarantee of future financial results. Investors should conduct their own evaluation.
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