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 Arbor Hospice, Shelter Association of Washtenaw County (President), Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (Treasurer and Chair), Lurie Terrace, the Cancer Support Community, and International Child Care.
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 Meadows, Analyst
Linda, portfolio manager and chief compliance officer, first came on board with Columbia in 2005. She was born and raised in Sweden, where she received an associate’s degree in Mechanical Engineering prior to moving to Ann Arbor in 1996. Linda is registered as an Investment Adviser Representative in the State of Michigan. She worked for a manufacturing firm in Saline, MI, as a design engineer before redirecting her educational and career focus to economics and finance. Linda graduated with a Bachelor of Art in Economics, from the University of Michigan in 2003 and attended an MBA program in Orebro, Sweden in 2004 before settling down in Ann Arbor. Linda is registered as an Investment Advisor Representative in the State of Michigan and is currently working on her CFP designation. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, traveling, cooking, and staying healthy and active.
Christen, registered Investment Advisor Representative, joined Columbia in 2010. She was born and raised in Kokomo, Indiana, and graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington with a Bachelor of Science in 2006. She worked as an account manager for an independent health management company in Indianapolis, IN before she moved to Ann Arbor in 2010. The state of Michigan has always been very special to Christen as she spends summers up north with her family on Elk Lake in Elk Rapids, MI. She currently lives in Carmel, Indiana, with her husband and two sons, working remotely for Columbia. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing tennis, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.
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 in 2008 and Master of Accounting in 2009 from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. Prior to joining Columbia in 2013, 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 is currently working on her CFP designation. Charlie’s personal interests include food, fitness, family, and travel.
Sarah Fitzgibbon, financial analyst, joined Columbia in 2006. She was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and graduated in 2006 from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science. After working full time for Columbia for more than two years, she moved to Colorado to attend the University of Colorado and pursue her MBA. She graduated with honors in 2010 with a focus in finance and real estate. Sarah currently lives in Boulder with her husband and two kids, Madison and Declan, working remotely for Columbia. In her free time, she enjoys hiking in the beautiful Colorado foothills, snowboarding, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.