Brian joined Howe & Rusling in 2021 as Director of Equities. In that role Brian Lester is responsible for managing the firm’s equity discipline and overseeing all the firm’s equity strategies. He brings over 20 years of equity research and leadership experience to Howe & Rusling. Prior to joining Howe & Rusling, worked at Manning & Napier for 21 years, the last 11 of which he was a Managing Director responsible for managing teams of investment analysts. Brian was also a portfolio manager for several of Manning & Napier’s investment products during his tenure, including US blend and US growth products. Brian received a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Resource and Managerial Economics from Cornell University and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst Designation.
Outside of work, Brian enjoys watching his kids play sports and music.