Andrew Lester is founder and president of Lester + Company. With over a decade of experience as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and advisor to business owners, Andrew delivers the knowledge and commitment to help restaurants grow. Always searching for innovative strategies to help drive his clients forward, Andrew is a solutions-oriented thinker and an expert in cloud accounting technologies. After working for firms like Arthur Andersen, Grant Thornton, and Orix Capital Markets, he started his own firm in order to build closer relationships with clients and help make their lives easier. His entrepreneurial approach leverages his experience both as a CPA and a business owner focused on sustainable growth. Andrew earned his MS in Taxation and BBA in Accounting, Real Estate, and Urban Development from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. He is an active musician, playing in three bands, and in his free time enjoys the food and craft beer scene in Dallas.