Steven Ayer is a Managing Director and Partner with HighTower, a large financial services company with a national presence. Steven has over 22 years of experience in the financial sector, possessing in-depth knowledge in economics, alternative investments such as private equity, currencies and commodities, risk analysis and much more. HighTower has been recognized as being on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies for the last five straight years.

Mr. Ayer is also the author of “Choosing Simplicity”, a book about diligence and making choices that are in line with one’s priorities, published in early 2011. Steven is a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA), which is one of the premier financial industry designations from IMCA (Investment Management Consultants Association) as well as being an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF), a designation that he received from the Center for Fiduciary Studies. Steven sits on several boards where he helps guide those organizations through critical and strategic decision making processes that are necessary for their future growth and success. In addition, Mr. Ayer is active in his community as a volunteer for The Last Green Valley along with being a member of the Franklin Church in Franklin, CT. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Connecticut State University where he majored in Finance and minored in Economics.