LEONARD E. PARSON
CLP Financial Group Inc.
Founder & President
Leonard Parson is the Founder & President of CLP Financial Group Inc. He is the premier retirement specialist in Hampton Roads. With over three decades of experience in retirement planning, he has assisted thousands of clients in securing their financial future. CLP Financial helps consumers enjoy the retirement of their dreams. We are a full service financial planning agency with services that include; retirement planning, income tax preparation, professional 401k management & Investment services, life insurance planning, small business education, and many others. CLP has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and is a long standing member of the National Ethics Bureau. This Norfolk native is a 1967 graduate of Booker T. Washington High School. He furthered his academic studies and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1972 from Norfolk State University.
Mr. Parson is known to the community as a business man with a heart for the people. For the last ten years, as the President of CLP Financial Group Inc., he has used his holiday celebrations for his clients to raise tens of thousands of dollars for various charities, notably, the Southeastern VA Food Bank, the US Marines Toys for Tots and the Southside Boys and Girls Club in Norfolk, VA. Mr. Parson was THE FIRST in his family to graduate from college. Therefore, in the spirit of fostering a pathway to success through education, for the last five years, CLP has given over $30,000 in scholarships to high school seniors in the Hampton Roads area to assist with furthering their college education. As an alumnus of Norfolk State University, in conjunction with the 900 Men W.H. Gray Scholarship committee, the scholarship awarded by CLP Financial Group is earmarked specifically for students attending NSU.
He has been married for 41 years to his wonderful wife Sandra and is the proud father of two children, Kyleah and Kyle.
Professionally, Mr. Parson has been an A+ Advisor for the 2nd largest asset manager in the world and is recognized as a noted Advisor for one of the largest Field Marketing Organizations in the industry, and is nationally and internationally recognized as a trailblazer in the area of retirement planning. In November 2016, he was recognized as an Impacting Lives honoree for the New Journal & Guide newspaper and he was honored as a Distinguished Alumni for the Norfolk Education Foundation. Mr. Parson has also earned the professional designation as a Certified Financial Fiduciary.