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Michael Leist

Head of Marketing & Business Development

Team Leaders

Mike Leist

The Maverick

Early adopter. Curious and Creative. Working to redefine the standards in client communication and service. Left-brained and right where I want to be.


Mike is responsible for the marketing, communication and business development efforts of the firm. He directs media relations, branding, client communication, advertising and website development. Additionally, he helps oversee sponsorships, events and charitable contributions. Mike’s greatest strengths are his creativity, drive and behind the scenes leadership. He has a passion for exploring media and technology trends, particularly those that can enhance the client experience and expand the company’s reach.

Prior to joining Strategic, Mike was an associate and member of the Investment Committee at Monument Group, a leading placement agent for alternative investments, based in Boston, MA.


  • BA, Economics, Tufts University
  • Series 7 and 63 securities licenses

Community Service

  • Board of Directors, The Center for Family Life and Recovery
    • Chair of the Fund Development Committee
  • Tufts University Alumni Admission Program

Areas of Specialty

  • Leadership & Team Development

    Leadership & Team Development

  • Marketing & Client Experience

    Marketing & Client Experience

  • Workflow, Processes and Technology

    Workflow, Processes and Technology

Beneath the Surface

  • Claim to Fame

    Claims to have invented the “selfie” long before the advent of digital cameras.

  • Enjoys…

    Navigating parenthood, golfing with his father and brother, 80’s music videos, Home Depot, dancing at weddings and laughing with his wife and two kids.

  • Family

    Mike lives with his wife Vale, two daughters and his guide dog dropout, Skip.

When I was a child my mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk, you’ll be the pope.’ Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.