Lou Leyes, MBA: Managing Member
Lou founded Stages Planning Group, LLC to help people focus on what matters to them – reaching their most important goals, in support of the values that they hold most deeply. Lou focuses on creating and monitoring a client’s roadmap to success, working with the client’s entire support team to create and implement a coherent strategy that keeps everyone focused on the only one thing: the clients’ success.
Lou has been in the financial planning arena for 15 years, after a 7-year stint as a Naval Officer during and after Operation Desert Storm, and another 7 years in the engineering and corporate management fields.
Lou is also an NFLPA Registered Player Financial Advisor (The NFLPA is the only players’ union that requires advisors to register.)
Ron Johnson, Director of Client Relations
A key member of the Stages Planning Group team for over 3 years, Ron enjoys working with professional athletes in all sports, as well as Olympic Athletes. As a former NFL Player, he knows that professionals have a short window to play at the highest level, and helps them maximize the opportunity. Ron connects with both NCAA and professional players & coaches to educate them on how to make smart choices with their money, and to encourage them to plan for their future.
When he retired from the NFL with a career-ending injury, he wanted to stay connected with sports and help young athletes compete and succeed at the highest levels. He enjoys helping athletes and families through every stage of their careers and helping them reach their financial goals.