Leslie has over a decade of experience working in financial institutions. Prior to Alante, Leslie was Vice President of Sustainable Finance at JPMorgan Chase & Co. where she developed & led the Capital Strategies Initiative for Sustainable Finance in the Americas, and was involved in the management of and value creation in the Sustainable Finance Principal Investing portfolio.
Leslie began her career at Credit Suisse, where she spent 7 years primarily focused on the evaluation of Debt Capital Markets in Emerging Markets, including coverage of sovereign and corporate clients.
Alante combines Leslie’s lifelong passion for responsibly produced apparel, personal commitment to sustainable development and honed affinity for finding efficient solutions to complex challenges. The apparel industry is a passion of Leslie’s that is practically inherited. Her grandfather’s family owned the cotton gin, general store, and a clothing store in South Pittsburg, Tennessee and Bridgeport, Alabama. Leslie’s mother spent her career in the apparel industry and ingrained the importance of vintage, quality and sustainable sourcing…and also taught Leslie everything she knows about shopping in souks, bazaars, and markets around the world.