Chief Operating Officer Thornton Capital
Lauren Leonhardt’s background in management, logistics, event planning, critical thinking, and budget-conscious decision making made her the perfect fit in her family office role.
In Lauren’s first professional role, she worked as an event planner for JAM! Brands, a Louisville-based cheer and dance competition production company. Lauren planned, executed, and managed over 15 cheer and dance events in a short, six-month span. Lauren then went on to work as the Deputy Chief of Staff for the family office, Zelkova Strategic Partners, where she worked side-by-side with the principal of the family. Lauren was largely in charge of day-to-day operations, events, travel, and hospitality for the family.
Lauren is a graduate of the Leadership Louisville Ignite program where she helped co-found the inaugural Associate Board of Directors at Maryhurst, Inc. In addition to her full-time job, Lauren is a professional dance choreographer, the assistant dance team coach at Ballard High School, and a part-time dance teacher at a competitive dance studio. Many of Lauren’s choreographed routines have gone on to win regional, state, and national titles.
On any given weekend, you can find Lauren and her husband, Tyler, cheering on the UK Wildcats at a local restaurant or at Kroger Field or Rupp Area.