Leadership committed

to your best interests.

Leading our advisory team are principals who have attained the certification of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. This client-centric cetification is one example of how everything we do demonstrates a commitment to serving your financial needs – from discovering your attitude toward investing to helping protect your family's income and establishing your vision for retirement.

Working together for more than 20 years, Adam Meinrod and Chris Leeper bring their sense of collaboration and combined knowledge to help meet their clients’ unique financial goals. Consistently each year, Adam and Chris have both achieved membership in the Raymond James Chairman's Council.* Membership in the Chairman's Council is reserved for the most elite group of Raymond James financial advisors who adhere to the highest standards of service for their clients and display exemplary professional growth.

Additionally, each year since 2011, they have been recognized as Premier Advisors** in the Jacksonville area by the National Association of Board Certified Advisory Practices, a nationally registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to serve the needs of the investing public by helping identify top wealth managers. In 2015, the Jacksonville Business Journal honored them as a top ten list maker in the Book of Lists for wealth managers in the category of advisory practices.


Adam Meinrod

Adam Meinrod, CFP®

Managing Director
Senior Vice President, Investments

|

A founding principal of Meinrod & Leeper Wealth Management, Adam is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional who, for more than 20 years, has helped families and individuals pursue their retirement and investment goals. Meaningful client relationships are important to Adam, which is why he enjoys his affiliation with Raymond James – a firm that understands, supports and respects the relationships he has with his clients.

Prior to joining Raymond James in 2005, Adam served as a financial advisor at Robert W. Baird and Merrill Lynch. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, where he earned a bachelor's degree in economics. Upon graduating the academy in 1986, Adam continued his military career as a naval aviator flying the F/A-18 Hornet carrying out 29 combat missions during Operation Desert Storm.

An Ohio native, Adam resides in Jacksonville, Florida, with his wife, Annette, and their three sons. Adam is an active volunteer and mentor with the MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation, Lymphoma and Leukemia Society, and Take Stock in Children. With his free time he enjoys tennis, working out, and activities with his sons.


Chris Leeper

Chris Leeper, CFP®

Managing Director
Senior Vice President, Investments

|

A founding principal of Meinrod & Leeper Wealth Management, Chris is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. For more than 20 years he has spent his professional life helping families and individuals pursue their desired retirement lifestyle and investment goals. Chris enjoys working in the independent environment that Raymond James provides and respects how the company enables him to always do what's best for clients.

Chris began his career in the financial services industry as a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch. He later went to work as a financial advisor at Robert W. Baird & Co. before coming to Raymond James. He attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he earned a bachelor's degree in business.

Originally from Asheville, North Carolina, Chris is now committed to making a difference in Jacksonville, the city he's proud to call home. He and his wife, Aly, support foundations including Young Life, UF Health Jacksonville and the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Chris has recently co-chaired the Delicious Destinations fundraising event that benefitted St. Vincent's Hospital, where he is also on the board. Chris enjoys wine, traveling and playing the guitar.



Steven A. Bushman

Steven A. Bushman

Senior Vice President, Investments
Financial Advisor

As your Financial Advisor, I will spend the time to understand your financial concerns and work in partnership with you to develop a customized investment program that can best meet your needs. As our relationship builds over time, I will be able to anticipate your changing circumstances and help advise you on appropriate investment strategies. I look forward to serving your long-term investment objectives. Please feel free to call me at any time. 

With more than thirty years of experience in the financial services industry, Steve has aimed to provide expertise in the area of asset protection and estate planning for individuals and local small businesses. Steve completed the Pension Funds and Money Management program at the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania in 1996. He has previously served as the Vice-Chair of the University of North Florida College of Arts and Sciences. He has also previously worked with the Development Committee for Jacksonville Country Day School. Steve enjoys traveling and spending time with his two daughters, Jessica and Lindsay.



Sean Suarez

Sean C. Suarez, WMS

Financial Advisor
Branch Director

|

Sean specializes in building and customizing financial goal plans for clients and positioning investments to align with those long-term goals. Sean, along with his partners, regularly reviews and researches investment solutions, always seeking more effective and efficient investment alternatives for clients. Sean also serves as the branch director for Meinrod & Leeper Wealth Management of Raymond James. Sean joined Raymond James in 2003 and has been advising clients ever since. He also has 7 years of experience in regional management with the firm. His knowledge and expertise will undoubtedly elevate the engagement level and tangible value clients have come to expect through our well-known Red-Carpet service. 

Sean graduated from the University of Florida in 2001, with a bachelor’s degree in business, specializing in economics. Sean also completed the Securities Industry Institute (SII) executive program at the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania in 2016. Actively involved in the worship ministry of FBC Middleburg, he also serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors at Clay County Soccer Club. Sean enjoys playing guitar and spending time with his wife, Kelly, and their three children.



Quote Decorative Graphic

“We strive to provide each of our clients with the highest level of attention, understanding, counsel and unparalleled service.”

— Adam Meinrod and Chris Leeper —

Quote Decorative Graphic

* Membership is based mainly on assets under management, education, credentials and fiscal year production. Re-qualification is required annually since prior membership is no assurance of future membership.

** The National Association of Board Certified Advisory Practices (NABCAP) and its Board of Directors created an unaffiliated evaluation process in which 20 categories of practice management are assessed. Advisors are invited and/or nominated to participate by submitting an online questionnaire. The multi-step verification process utilizes independent resource to assess the accuracy and truthfulness of the information submitted by participating advisory practices. NABCAP’s methodology is unique in deciphering advisors because it is primarily objective, not subjective and helps add transparency of the investor’s benefit. NABCAP takes pride that their list of Premier Advisors is not merely defined by Assets under Management (AUM), revenues produced or even worse, popularity. Alternatively, NABCAP attempts to identify top advisors regardless of size, firm or channel they are affiliated with.