ADV Part 2B

Joseph Lesko

Wealth Strategist

Joseph is a Director and Wealth Strategist at Global Capital Strategies, where he advises high net worth individuals and business owners. His responsibilities include investment asset allocation, portfolio construction, and relationship management.

Overall, Joseph has over 20 years of investment experience including time spent as a private banker, investment banker, sell-side analyst, and underwriter. Prior to joining GCS, Joseph was a Vice President at JP Morgan Private Bank, where he advised entrepreneurs, business owners, and family foundations on investment, credit, and estate planning needs. Before JP Morgan, Joseph was a Director at NewOak Capital, a boutique investment bank, where he originated, structured, and executed client engagements for middle market businesses, including private placements, recapitalizations, and financial advisory assignments. Previously, Joseph was a Senior Sell Side Publishing Analyst at Barclays Capital, where he covered the Insurance Industry in cash bonds and credit default swaps. Earlier, Joseph held underwriting positions at both AIG and the Hartford, where he structured indemnification for Fortune 500 corporations and alternative managers, with a focus on Financial Institutions and Private Equity.

Joseph holds an MBA degree from New York University and a BS degree from Villanova University. He holds Series 7, 63, and 66 licenses. Joseph is a member of the Villanova Business School (VSB) Finance Department Advisory Council (FDAC) and the Parrish Art Museum Contemporary Circle (PCC) Leadership Committee. Joseph lives in Columbus Circle, Manhattan and enjoys golf, contemporary art and fitness in his spare time.