Laurence J Kandel, Lonny, joins The True Life Companies as the new Vice President, Partner Relations. Based in the Denver office, Lonny works with ultra-high net worth individuals in the Colorado region, introducing them to the opportunities for investment with The True Life Companies. Lonny assists them in determining the right product for their portfolios, with a key focus on educating prospective and existing clients on the Company’s funds and other alternative investment options. Leveraging his broad based knowledge and skill set in understanding the needs and values of high net worth investors, Lonny works to expand the awareness of The True Life Companies within the Denver market.
Lonny built his career in the capital markets at large institutions such as Janus Capital Management and Bear Stearns Asset Management. Since that time, Lonny served 8 years with Obermeyer Wood Investment Council as their Vice President of Investment and Client Advisory. Here he was responsible for developing new business within the Denver and Front Range market place that resulted in the addition of nearly $100M in new Assets Under Management. Lonny left Obermeyer Wood to join Johnston & Associates, Inc., adding new customer accounts and expanding their brand awareness throughout the community.
Most recently Lonny was Vice President, National Account Manager & RIA Business Development Director with S2K Financial, based in New York. A start-up distribution company, Lonny broadened the firm’s footprint and name brand recognition and managed the direct RIA sales effort.
Lonny graduated from the University of Colorado, School of Business in Boulder, Colorado. He earned the Award for Crescendo 5-Star Wealth Manager for Colorado from 2009 to 2015. Lonny lives in Denver with his wife, their 2 high school age boys and their yellow Labrador. An enthusiastic sports fan, he enjoys supporting his boy’s high school teams and rooting for the Denver sports teams.