Bob Cannon served as President and CEO of the ClearView companies. The
ClearView Group was founded in 1986 and incorporated in 1993; ClearView Wealth
Management, LLC was formed in 2005; ClearView Real Estate Capital LLC was formed
in 2006 where Bob was Designated Broker. He was an investment
advisor representative of Centaurus Financial, Inc.. He held
securities and insurance registrations through Centaurus
Financial, Inc.. Bob held life and health insurance
licenses in Washington State. He was also a licensed real
estate agent in the state of Washington. He directed the construction of
more than a million square feet of office and residential property during his
career and served in an asset management capacity for several properties.
Bob raised tens of millions of dollars of investment capital for various
real estate projects and currently represents hundreds of clients investing in
a wide variety of non-correlated products, including institutional grade properties throughout the United States.
Bob earned BA and MPA degrees from the State University of New York and over the years held a number of senior leadership positions in business and government. His diverse background included serving as Court Administrator for King County, WA, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of a national sales and marketing company and Executive Director of a law firm of 60 attorneys.
Bob worked in the financial services industry since 1996.
He advised a wide variety of clients and families throughout
the country to help them achieve their investment goals and
Bob passed away on May 3, 2015. His wife, Leslie,
assumed the leadership role and continues to serve
Leslie Cannon serves as the President of the ClearView companies. Leslie was a founding partner of The ClearView Group in 1986 with husband Bob and joined ClearView Wealth Management LLC full time in 2006. Leslie holds Series 7,
24 and 66
securities registrations. She is a registered representative of
Centaurus Financial, Inc. and an investment advisor representative of
Centaurus Financial, Inc..
With over 35 years of experience in Financial
Operations Management, Leslie brings solid analytical
skills and best practices from her work with some of the
largest and most respected companies in the northwest including Starbucks, REI and Microsoft.
The analytical skills developed throughout her career, including her years at
Arthur Andersen Consulting, enable her to conduct on-going due diligence on each
investment offered to ClearView clients.
Leslie obtained her BS from Syracuse University and her MBA in Finance/Accounting from Cornell University.
Leslie is also a CPA (inactive status).
Leslie works with ClearView's clients to plan for retirement and to
help protect and transfer assets to heirs and beneficiaries
in the most tax-advantaged ways possible. Typical
portfolios of the firm's clients include a broad range of
both traditional (managed money, bonds, etc.) and
alternative (DSTs, BDCs, managed money, REITs, etc.)
investment products designed to build diversified portfolios
of suitable, non-correlated investments that aim to preserve the assets and generate monthly and quarterly income.
Leslie has three children and has lived in the Seattle area since 1980. She enjoys travel, gardening and reading.
Drew Bowlds serves as Regional Manager
with ClearView Wealth Management, LLC.
Drew draws upon his experience gained over 10 years
in real estate brokerage, development and construction in
the Pacific Northwest, including single and multi-family
investment properties as well as car wash and self storage
He holds series 7 and 66 securities registrations through
Centaurus Financial, Inc. and is licensed to offer Life,
Disability and Long-Term Care insurance in the state of
Drew has a strong commitment to serve
his clients through his analytical skills, product
knowledge, due diligence and high touch service approach.
By combining best in class active money management
with a selective mix of non-market correlated alternative
investment options, risk management and a comprehensive
financial plan, he assists clients in achieving their
investment goals and helps them to live the life they
Drew spends his spare time
with his twin boys Anthony & Gabriel and is an avid general
aviation enthusiast and licensed pilot who enjoys flying his
Vans RV-8 around the Pacific Northwest.