Leonard Patenaude was an original member of Nichols & Pratt. He is a member of the Firm's Investment Committee.
Leonard obtained the Chartered Financial Analyst designation (CFA) in 1981, and was a CFA examination grader for the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts at the University of Virginia from 1982 to 1984. For many years, Leonard directed the CFA Candidate preparation program in Boston and taught in its classes. Leonard was President of the Boston Security Analysts Society from 1988 to 1989, served on the Society’s Board of Directors from 1983 to 1992, and currently remains a member. He was also a Boston delegate to the Financial Analysts Federation (FAF), a national organization for security analysts which subsequently became the CFA Institute, of which he is also currently a member.
Prior to joining Nichols & Pratt in 1977, Leonard was a composer, and his other work activities ranged from rehearsal pianist for the Boston Ballet to paralegal on Wall Street.
Leonard is a graduate of The New England Conservatory of Music, and also attended the Breadloaf School of English.
Leonard lives in Brookline with his wife, a psychologist, who is the director of psycho-social research at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. They enjoy music, theatre and traveling.