About Us

About Blue Map

Blue Map Capital Management (Blue Map) is a full-service, independent registered investment advisory firm based in San Francisco, California. Blue Map offers a unique, proprietary 401(k) plan product as well as high value, personalized investment management services for individuals and businesses.

We are in full compliance with all SEC, FINRA, California and Delaware laws and regulations governing investment advisors. We conduct our business on a nationwide basis.

Blue Map brings Wall Street investment expertise to individual investors with discipline, integrity, and results. We pride ourselves on providing a “square-deal” for our clients. We look forward to welcoming you into the Blue Map family.

Blue Map’s Owners and Advisors

Blue Map Capital is owned by Bruce W. Leppla and Timothy Gillihan, CPA. Together they bring over 40 years of investment advisory, legal, and accounting experience to their clients.

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Bruce W. Leppla

Bruce is Blue Map’s CEO and CIO. He is a lawyer, economist, and national lecturer for the International Foundation of Employee Benefits and the National Conference on Public Pension Plans on the topic of financial education. With Tim, Bruce has built simple-to-use household budgeting and retirement cash flow forecasting tools.

From 1984-1999, Bruce served as CEO and President of Redwood Bank, a San Francisco-based regional bank, which he grew into a substantial Bay Area bank and sold for 3.5x book value to a national bank. Bruce then built an insurance and employee benefits business, California Bankers’ Insurance Services. He sold his interest in the business to the California Bankers’ Association in 2002.

Bruce is a Partner at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP, one of the nation’s foremost plaintiffs’ litigation firms. With his partners, he represents many of the nation’s largest mutual fund families in recovering investment losses due to corporate misconduct. He is a member of the New York and California Bar Associations and the Editorial Board of Wall Street Lawyer.

Bruce holds 11 U.S. and international patents in technology and commercial product design. He has raised over $135 million for ventures in real estate, finance and technology.

Bruce grew up in Oregon working in commercial fishing, and graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Economics from Yale University and a M.S. in Economics and J.D from U.C. Berkeley. He is a former member of the Yale Whiffenpoofs, and enjoys travel, fly-fishing, surfing, skiing and golf.

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Timothy Gillihan

Tim is Blue Map’s Chief Financial Officer. As a Certified Public Accountant and an expert in business valuation matters., Tim’s expertise is a critical part of Blue Map’s financial counseling services.

Tim has extensive experience in the field of forensic accounting, where he served as an expert witness on matters involving accounting and economic issues, including investments and investment fraud.

Tim has a B.A. degree from Indiana University, with concentrations in Economics, Accounting and Finance.

Blue Map’s investment products and services are distributed by a nationwide network of qualified Financial Consultants who have joined our firm. Each of these consultants is licensed, has a clean history of legal compliance, and operates strictly within our corporate policies and culture of the highest standards of client service. Many have left large firms to join us. If you are interested in talking to us about distribution opportunities, please contact Bruce.

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