Brian H. Weisman, President
Brian has been a professional money manager since 1993. Serving as editor of The Stockboy, a quarterly investment newsletter started in 1990, he has gained a national reputation among fund managers. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Michigan, and a Masters of Science in Accounting from Eastern Michigan University.
Brian is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
Brian has served on the Board of directors for a variety of nonprofit local organizations, including Ann Arbor Hospice and the Ann Arbor Homeless Shelter; he also served as President of the Shelter board for two years. He served as treasurer for the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority before acting as Chair for two years. Brian served on the Lurie Terrace board for fifteen years. He now serves on the Cancer Support Community investment and finance committee.
Brian is a MENSA member, a black belt in Karate, a gardener and a golfer, has run marathons, and is an ever-busy Dad.
Linda Brown, Portfolio Manager
Linda was born and raised in Sweden where she received an associate’s degree in Mechanical Engineering prior to moving to Ann Arbor in 1996. She worked for a manufacturing firm in Saline, MI as a design engineer before redirecting her educational and career focus to Economics/Finance. Linda graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Economics, from the University of Michigan in 2003 and attended an MBA program in Orebro, Sweden in 2004. She came on board with Columbia Asset Management in 2005 and is currently working on her CFP designation. Personal interests include half marathons and cooking.
Molly graduated with her Bachelor's in Business Administration from Aquinas College in 2009 and started at Columbia in 2010 after interning here in 2008. Before coming on board with Columbia she worked in a supervisory role for the Amway Corporation in Grand Rapids, MI.
Molly serves on the Board of Directors for the Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels program and is active with the Burns Park Players. Her personal interests include travel, calligraphy, triathalons, and spending time with her Collie dog, Gus.
Charlie is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and registered as an Investment Adviser Representative in the State of Michigan. She graduated with her Bachelor of Business Administration (2008) and Master of Accounting (2009) from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. Prior to joining Columbia, she worked as a tax accountant at Ernst & Young in the Financial Services Office in Chicago and New York City, and at Plante Moran in Ann Arbor. Charlie’s personal interests include cooking, reading, yoga and travel. She serves as the Treasurer on the Board of Directors for Ann Arbor Civic Theatre.
Sarah Mitchell-Yellin Fitzgibbon, Analyst
Sarah graduated from the University of Michigan and has an MBA from the University of Colorado. She resides outside of Boulder with her husband and young daughter Madison.