Leora Garner is the Founder and President of Laurel Grove Capital and has been the Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager since its inception in 1995. After graduating from the University of California at Los Angeles with a B.A. in English, Leora worked as a social worker for the County of Los Angeles Bureau of Public Assistance.

She later went back to school taking graduate accounting and finance classes, which led to her becoming a Certified Public Accountant. Her experience in accounting includes two years as a motion picture auditor, and then founding and managing her own accounting and business management firm, Garner Financial Services.

Leora began her investment counseling career in 1988 when she joined Trust Company of the West as a Vice President in the Private Client Services Group. In 1994 she left to take the position of Portfolio Manager with Philip J. Swan and Associates.

In addition to her duties at Laurel Grove Capital, she serves as a Trustee Affiliate of Berkeley Hall School and is a member of the Library Council and the CFA Institute.