Richard L. Lester, President and co-founder of the Advisor since 1988, attended the University of Alabama in Huntsville and holds an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Calhoun Community College. For ten years (1978-1988), he was employed by First Alabama Bank (Regions) as a Vice-President and Trust Investment Officer.

G. Wayne Whaley, Executive Vice-President for the Advisor since 1993, was employed for five years (1988-1993) as a Systems Analyst by SPARTA, Inc. in Huntsville, Alabama where he created computerized probability models of nuclear arsenal exchanges. He holds a B.S. degree in the Science of Mathematics from Jacksonville State University and a M.S. degree in Operations Research (Applied Math) from Georgia Technological Institute.