As if managing a loan portfolio of more than $35 million and a deposit portfolio exceeding $25 million wasn’t enough, Wells Fargo Bank Vice President and Principal Business Relationship Manager Cory E. Leppert also is an active community leader and outdoorsman.
He is chairman of the Pikes Peak United Way Stewardship Committee, a member of the Pikes Peak United Way Investment Task Force and board member of the Ronald McDonald House.
Leppert is one of only two principal business relationship managers in the Colorado Springs market, and has been recognized as one of the company’s top sellers.
He performs detailed financial analysis of cash flow, profitability, equity valuation, trend analysis and ratio analysis in diverse industries. Those are just some of his job responsibilities.
Janet Conover, a community relations representative at Wells Fargo Bank, describes Leppert as a surfer boy (he grew up in South Florida) who’s turned into a banker.
“He’s bright and ambitious,” Conover said. “He’s so delightful and gracious for someone frankly so young. He’s smart as a whip. When he gets a hold of something, he won’t let it go until he figures it out.”
An athlete, Leppert has tackled the Pikes Peak Ascent seven times and has finished the Pikes Peak Marathon three times, once in the top five of his age group.
“Cory exemplifies the Colorado lifestyle,” Conover said. “He does a great job of balancing a demanding career with his home life. He’s a super athlete and a real team player, as well as a rising leader.”
Leppert has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Florida State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
Leppert said school provided the foundation for his skills and taught him the importance of commitments to long-term goals.
He has been with Wells Fargo since 1999 and enjoys his job.
“As a business banker for Wells Fargo, I have the opportunity of working with many first-class local businessmen and women,” Leppert said. “Learning business from them has been the most beneficial and rewarding experience for me in my professional career.”
Leppert’s hobbies are his family (wife, Jenny, and 21-month-old son Cody), his trail running and training for ultra-marathons.
He said his greatest accomplishments thus far are getting married, completing his MBA, running the Pikes Peak Ascent and completing his Series 7 licensing – all in 2003 – while maintaining his business banking career.
Leppert’s goal is to expand his career into management at Wells Fargo in business banking.