With extensive experience in fiduciary law, risk management, business development, and investment management, Leandro Vicuña holds a proven record of success in leading growth-focused trust institutions. For over 15 years, he has provided trust and financial services for high net worth individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations. As the managing director of trust services for the wealth management group at Fremont Bank, Leandro advises team members on how to deliver meaningful fiduciary solutions to clients. Not only does he enjoy offering his clients customized trust solutions to meet their unique needs, but Leandro is also passionate about serving his community.
Founded in 1964, Fremont Bank is one of the oldest independent, family-owned banks in California. It is unique in its commitment to build long lasting banking relationships with clients and to offer them friendly, personalized service. All 20 branches across the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Francisco, and Los Angeles are dedicated to giving back to the communities in which they serve. As a result, Fremont has been named a leading retail and commercial bank, a top California mortgage lender, an award-winning philanthropic business, and a Top Bay Area Workplace.
Leandro joined Fremont Bank in May 2018. As the managing director of trust services for the wealth management group, he and the trust administration focus on four core areas: estate settlement, management of trusts with real estate, administration of special needs trusts, and portfolio management. Leandro coaches and mentors his team on best practices and wealth transfer strategies in order to better serve their clients. In addition, he has implemented new strategic initiatives, expanded the footprint of trust services, and revitalized collaboration between the bank’s internal partners to deepen relationships with their new and existing clientele.
In fact, Leandro’s willingness and ability to take on a department’s existing issues as well as the challenge of putting a new system into place is one of the aspects that sets him apart from many others in the financial industry. For example, when he accepted his current role, there were a lot of areas for improvement and various hurdles they had to overcome to get to where they are today. However, Leandro found the process rewarding and calls the team he built “fantastic.” He explains, “As head of trust services, it’s a privilege to build life-long relationships with our clients; I’m proud to oversee an incredible team of subject matter experts who truly care about clients and who apply selfless commitment to their needs.” It gives Leandro a sense of pride to see his team work collectively and to genuinely help one another to ensure that their clients receive the ultimate experience.
Leandro is a graduate of both the University of California Santa Barbara and Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he earned a bachelor’s degree as well as a Juris Doctorate degree. He has also been the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the 2013 John Aguilar Award for Most Outstanding Business Leader in the Community, Special Congressional & Senate Recognition for Commitment to the Community in 2013, President’s Club 2015-2016, and Above & Beyond Recognition in 2019.
Leandro Vicuña, JD
Managing Director of Trust Services
Wealth Management Group at Fremont Bank
39150 Fremont Boulevard
Fremont, California 94538