“I refer to Marc LeFebvre as The Sensei. I couldn’t have passed the CFA Level 3 exam without his instructions, support, and discipline.”

— Nikolai Vinogradov

“Thanks Marc, you are truly the CFA Program Master!”

— Sammy Reid, CFA, Investment Consultant, AON

Marc A. LeFebvre, CFA

About Marc A. LeFebvre, CFA

CFA® Charterholder

Marc LeFebvre, CFA earned his CFA designation in 1994 after passing all three exam levels consecutively. In 1995, he began teaching CFA review courses to European private bank candidates. For nearly three decades, Marc has helped tens of thousands of candidates achieve their goal of earning the CFA designation.

Investment Practitioner

While he was teaching CFA review courses around the globe, Marc (not spelled Mark LeFebvre!) worked as an investment professional in investment banking, corporate strategic development, pension administration and private wealth management.

University Professor

Marc earned his M.S. in Finance from Boston College Carroll School of Management and his Bachelor of Art in Economics, cum laude from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Marc served as a professor of practice for both resident and online undergraduate and graduate finance courses at a Midwest university for over a decade.


When Marc isn’t helping Level III CFA candidates past the CFA exam, he is an avid cyclist, competing in gravel, mountain (Leadville Mtb100) and road races. In addition, Marc has also run many marathons (Boston) and competed in several Ironman Triathlon World Championships in Kona, Hawaii… so he knows a little about accomplishing “hard things”. He puts this knowledge to work helping candidates.

The CFA Level 3 Exam is one of the top 3 hardest exams in the world.

“I took the BootCamp… and just found out I passed. There is no short cut or secret sauce to passing, you gotta put in the time. I really liked Marc’s approach.”

— Cole Chewins

We CAN Do Hard Things!

Marc LeFebvre doing hard things
Marc at the Dirty Dino 100 mile gravel race 2022 in Utah.

Why LevelUp Level 3 CFA Exam Prep?

Details, details, details – they all matter! To achieve success on the CFA exam. Marc’s approach is CFA Program curriculum centric. Marc learned there are no shortcuts such as using question banks and mock exams. The LevelUp approach focuses on learning the curriculum and working the hard problems and examples. As years of experience accrued, Marc has witnessed candidates stray from the curriculum with review notes and move away from a comprehensive understanding of the complexity of the Level III exam. He saw the need for a different approach to preparing the Level III candidate for success, so he founded LevelUp in 2014 with the mission to help guide the Level III candidate through the CFA Program curriculum.

The LevelUp Difference

  • My only job is to help you pass
  • I will guide you through the CFA Program curriculum
  • I will not use shortcut material as that achieves short-circuited results
  • I will answer your questions in classes, via email and WhatsApp
  • I will not skip the details in the candidate curriculum
  • I will cover nearly every page of the candidate curriculum in the LevelUp CFA Level 3 Videos and LevelUp 4-Day BootCamps
  • I will coach you through the hardest exam of your professional life providing guidance on pre-exam strategy, exam day stress management and how to avoid making serious missteps on the exam
  • My singular goal is to help you succeed in passing this exam, to help you shed this 800lb. gorilla off your back, and to “get your life back!”

Marc will help You Pass the CFA Level 3 Exam!