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Board of Advisors

Strategic Advice

The Lemelson Capital Management advisory board consists of accomplished experts who provide their independent insights and ideas. The advisory board also provides intellectual contributions to the development of a governance framework designed to enable management to achieve high-quality sustainable growth.


Lester Firstenberger 

lester headshot croppedLester Firstenberger is recognized nationally as a regulatory attorney and expert in consumer finance, securitization, mortgage, and banking law. In a variety of capacities over the past 30 years, Attorney Firstenberger has represented the interests of numerous financial institutions in securitization and other transactions valued in excess of one trillion dollars.

He was appointed to and served a three-year term as a member of the Congressionally created Consumer Advisory Council of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, DC. He has extensive government relations experience in the US and Canada at the federal, state and provincial levels. Lester has co-founded several FinTechs that relate to mortgage banking, digital identity, and data privacy. He currently serves as CEO of Veptas Technology Solutions and EVP of FortifID.

Mr. Firstenberger received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from The Ohio State University, a Juris Doctorate from The University of Toledo College of Law where he was a Member of the Law Review, and an LL.M. Master in Banking Law degree from Boston University. He resides in Philadelphia with his family.

Disclosure: An account beneficially owned by Mr. Firstenberger is currently a partner in The Amvona Fund, LP.