Leslie Marcus, CFA

Head of Marketing

“Every day of our lives, we are on the verge of making those slight changes that would make all the difference. - Mignon McLaughlin”


  • Joined Polen Capital: 2018
  • Education: B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan
  • Primary Responsibility: Is responsible for developing and executing the firm’s strategic marketing initiatives
  • Special Interests: Avid college football fan, passion for architecture, involved mom to two girls, and the continuous pursuit of a healthy lifestyle

Ms. Marcus joined Polen Capital in 2018. Ms. Marcus leads all aspects of the firm’s strategic marketing initiatives, including product & corporate communications, and brand & digital strategy. Prior to joining Polen Capital, Ms. Marcus worked at Franklin Templeton Investments driving the firm’s global product strategy efforts, directly involved in shaping the strategic roadmap and product innovation. Prior to this role, Ms. Marcus was a portfolio manager with SEI Investments, responsible for the development and management of SEI’s global and international equity strategies. Ms. Marcus has also held global equity and emerging markets research analyst positions at Salomon Brothers and Santander Investments. Ms. Marcus received her B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan and is also a CFA® charterholder.

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