Form ADV Part 2B


Steven Scott Leland

(CRD # 2857258)


Tel. (866) 931-4099


LearnVest Planning Services, LLC

41 East 11th Street, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10003

1375 N Scottsdale Rd, #370

Scottsdale, AZ 85257

July, 13 2017


This Brochure Supplement (Form ADV Part 2B) provides information about Steven Scott Leland, that supplements LearnVest Planning Services, LLC’s Disclosure Brochure (Form ADV Part 2A) (our “Brochure”). You already should have received a copy of our Brochure. Please contact us at SUPPORT@LEARNVESTPLANNING.COM if you did not receive our Brochure or if you have any questions about the contents of this supplement. Additional information about LearnVest Planning Services, LLC is available on the SEC website at www.adviserinfo.sec.gov.

Educational Background and Business Experience:

Steven Scott Leland, born 1967.

Mr. Leland currently serves as a Financial Planner for LearnVest Planning Services, LLC (the “Firm”).

Since June 2017, Mr. Leland has served as a LearnVest Planner for the Firm. Prior to joining the Firm, From September 2000 to April 2017, Mr. Leland was Associate Wealth Management Advisor for TIAA, in Austin, Texas.

In 1990, Mr. Leland graduated from University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

The role of the financial planner at LearnVest is to collaborate with clients in order to help develop an actionable financial plan for them, using a set of planning standards that have been established by the company. They may also provide continual advice as clients work toward implementing various parts of their plan.

Planners employed by the firm are required to complete an internal training program that begins with intensive classroom sessions before directly working with clients. During the final phase, each planner’s proficiency is evaluated based on their coursework and client interactions. After the training program is completed, planners are continually evaluated on their performance by management and members of the quality assurance team to ensure they are adhering to company planning standards and maintaining client satisfaction.

Mr. Leland is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional.

The CFP® certification identifies individuals who have completed the examination, education, experience and ethics requirements mandated by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board). Specifically, CFP® certificants must have at least three years of qualifying work experience related to financial planning and must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. The CFP® certificant’s course of study and comprehensive examination employs case studies and client scenarios to test an individual’s ability to identify and address financial planning issues in areas that include: the general principles of financial planning, insurance planning, risk management, tax planning, employee benefits planning, investment planning, asset management, and retirement and estate planning. Individuals who become certified are also required to complete 30 hours of continuing education every two years to maintain general competence and an awareness of relevant developments in the field. Finally, all CFP® certificants have agreed to adhere to the Standards of Professional Conduct established by CFP Board, which requires that CFP® certificants provide financial planning services using a fiduciary standard of care. Failure to comply with these requirements may subject a CFP® certificant to CFP Board’s disciplinary process.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

Disciplinary Information:

Mr. Leland has not been involved in any legal or disciplinary events material to a client’s or prospective client’s evaluation of Mr. Leland.

Other Business Activities:

Mr. Leland is not actively engaged in any investment-related business or occupation, including being registered, or having an application pending to register, as a broker-dealer, registered representative of a broker-dealer, futures commission merchant (“FCM”), commodity pool operator (“CPO”), or commodity trading advisor (“CTA”), nor is he an associated person of an FCM, CPO, or CTA.

Mr. Leland is not actively engaged in any business or occupation for compensation not discussed in response to Item 4(A), above, that provides a substantial source of Mr. Frederick’s income or involves a substantial amount of Mr. Frederick’s time.

Additional Compensation:

Mr. Leland does not receive any economic benefit associated with the sale of financial instruments or client referrals.


Mr. Leland’s performance, activities and the advice he provides to clients are supervised by the Director of Financial Planning, Christopher Pimpo.  Christopher can be reached at (866) 413-7883.

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