Talon Wealth Management Selected to Gator100

Mar 04, 2016, 11:25 ET from Talon Wealth Management

GAINESVILLE, Fla., March 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Talon Wealth Management was named to the University of Florida's 2016 Gator100 during a ceremony Feb. 19 at UF's J. Wayne Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.

Sponsored by UF, the Warrington College of Business and the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, the Gator100 recognizes the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or led by UF alumni. Ernst & Young calculated each company's compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) over the past three years to generate the ranking.

Talon Wealth Management was ranked 13 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 80.68%.

Talon Wealth Management provides essential financial advice for those already retired or looking to retire in the Florida community. Founded by Mike Lester in 2003, Mike wanted to create a business focused on a personalized client experience and protecting them from an uncertain future.

"Imagine your worst case scenario, if it's acceptable then go for it." –Mike Lester, CEO and Founder of Talon Wealth Management.

"The Gator100 is an important initiative that recognizes entrepreneurial excellence," said Dr. Michael Morris, the Academic Director of the entrepreneurship program at UF. "It is open to any and all companies founded or run by Gator alumni, and recognizes those who are achieving growth, innovating, and making a difference in their communities."

To qualify for the Gator100, companies must have been in business for five years or more as of Oct. 1, 2015, and have had verifiable annual revenues of $250,000 or more in 2012. Additionally, a UF alumnus or alumni must have met one of the following three leadership criteria:

  1. Owned 50 percent or more of the company from Jan. 1, 2012, through Oct. 1, 2015; or   
  2. Served as company's chief executive from Jan. 1, 2012, through Oct. 1, 2015; or  
  3. Founded the company and been active as a member of the most senior management team from Jan. 1, 2012, through Oct. 1, 2015.

View the full list of Gator100 honorees at gator100.ufl.edu.

Mike Lester founded Talon Wealth Management in 2012 as a part his commitment to remain and independent financial advisor. Since then, he has co-authored, "Guarding Your Nest Egg," which is available at his office or on Amazon.com. Mike can also be found hosting his radio show, "Guarding Your Nest Egg," and has been interviewed by Fortune correspondent, Myron Kandel, as part of Fortune Knowledge Group. If you would like to know more about Mike Lester and Talon Wealth Management, check out their website, talonwm.com and Mike's articles on Fortune.com and Money.com.

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