About Us

Michelle Lester

Director of Business Strategies
Phone: 315-425-6302
Fax: 315-425-6360

Michelle spent the first seven years of her career as a Certified Public Accountant with Ernst & Young, LLP. In the years following, she consulted with small businesses and spent many years working for non-profit entities before transitioning into the financial services industry. Michelle doesn’t provide legal or tax planning advice in her role with FIDIR Financial Group; her focus is on helping the financial advisors follow a disciplined approach to financial planning and connecting the right resources to match the needs of clients and other partners.

Michelle is an alumnus of the State University of New York at Oswego. She’s a dedicated volunteer for several organizations and enjoys pretty much any activity that gets her outside, especially with her adult children, Sarah & Jack. In fact, her son inspired her obsession with golf and her daughter got her back on the ski slopes after a long hiatus. Michelle loves to spend time with family & friends traveling and trying new things.

Securities offered through Equitable Advisors, LLC (NY,NY 212-314-4600), member FINRA/SIPC(Equitable Financial Advisors in MI & TN). Annuity and insurance products offered through Equitable Network, LLC and its insurance agency subsidiaries. Equitable Network, LLC does business in California as Equitable Network Insurance Agency of California, LLC, in Utah as Equitable Network Insurance Agency of Utah, LLC, and in Puerto Rico as Equitable Network of Puerto Rico, Inc. Equitable Advisors and its affiliates do not provide tax or legal advice. Individuals may transact business and/or respond to inquiries only in state(s) in which they are properly registered and/or licensed. The information in this web site is not investment or securities advice and does not constitute an offer.

The RICP® (Retirement Income Certified Professional®) designation is sought by financial services sales professionals whose focus includes clients planning for their retirement income. The designation's required curriculum is administered by The American College in Bryn Mawr, PA, which is accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Philadelphia, PA 19104. The mark RICP® is the property of The American College and may be used only by individuals who have successfully completed the initial and ongoing certification requirements for this designation. Complaints about a designee can be made by e-mail at Registrar@TheAmericanCollege.edu. or by calling 888-263-7265. To verify a designee, visit http://www.designationcheck.com.

The CRPC® (Chartered Retirement Planning Counselorsm) designation is sought by financial services sales professionals whose focus includes clients preparing for or living in retirement. The designation's required curriculum is administered by The College for Financial Planning, a regionally-accredited institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association. The College is a wholly owned subsidiary of Apollo Group, Inc., Phoenix, AZ. The mark CRPC is owned by the College for Financial Planning and is awarded to individuals who successfully complete the College's initial and ongoing designation requirements. For information regarding complaints against a designee, visit www.cffpdesignations.com/Designee/standards.

Securities offered through Equitable Advisors, LLC (NY,NY 212-314-4600), member FINRA/SIPC (Equitable Financial Advisors in MI & TN). Investment advisory products and services offered through Equitable Advisors, LLC, an SEC registered investment advisor.

Annuity and insurance products offered through Equitable Network, LLC, which conducts business in CA as Equitable Network Insurance Agency of California, LLC, in UT as Equitable Network Insurance Agency of Utah, LLC, and in PR as Equitable Network of Puerto Rico, Inc. Equitable Advisors and its affiliates do not provide tax or legal advice. Please consult your tax and legal advisors regarding your particular circumstances. Individuals may transact business, which includes offering products and services and/or responding to inquiries, only in state(s) in which they are properly registered and/or licensed. The information in this web site is not investment or securities advice and does not constitute an offer.

FIDIR Financial Group is not a registered investment advisor and is not owned or operated by Equitable Advisors or Equitable Network.

For more information about Equitable Advisors, LLC you may visit equitable.com/crs to review the firm’s Relationship Summary for Retail Investors and General Conflicts of Interest Disclosure. Equitable Advisors and Equitable Network are brand names for Equitable Advisors, LLC and Equitable Network, LLC, respectively.

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