Kevin McClelland has over thirty years of experience in the restaurant business and financial world.
He has been awarded the Business Advocate of the Year by The SVO (formerly the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce), and he received the Star Award from the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce.
In 2018 Leeward Financial was recognized as the Assembly District 28 (Evan Low) Small Business of the Year in Sacramento, California.
He worked for TGIFriday’s Restaurants for over twenty years as an Executive General Manager, repeatedly breaking profits and sales records while managing all aspects of the business.
He is the owner of Leeward Financial & Insurance Services, where he specializes in Financial Independence, Wealth Management, Real Estate Investments, & Business Consulting.
He is on the Board of Directors for the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce, where he serves as a Past President while engaging in Business Advocacy and Legislation. He joined the Silicon Valley Organization (San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce) Board of Directors at the end of 2017 and is Co-Chair for the Small Business Issues Committee.
He is a Facilitator, Coach, Mentor, and Judge for the Silicon StartUp Cup Business Model Competition. He is also a Facilitator for the Pakistan StartUp Cup held in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad Pakistan.
Kevin is also a Business Advisor for the Silicon Valley & Hispanic Satellite Small Business Development Centers, where he helps Small Business owners to start and grow their small businesses in Santa Clara County.