Meet Our Team
Stuart Strasner, CFA
Stuart is a principal at Defiant Capital Group and serves as an investment counselor to individual investors. He is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee and specializes in active equity management strategies.
Stu has over three decades of experience as a portfolio manager and investment counselor for wealthy families. He is a CFA Charterholder and has a deep specialty in value stock investing, specifically in the energy sector. He is passionate about helping individual investors grow and preserve their capital and has spent his career working closely with families to help them achieve their financial goals.
Prior to joining Defiant Capital Group Stu founded Five Nations Capital, a boutique investor advisor in Pittsburgh, and previously worked in the wealth management groups of major commercial banks in Oklahoma City and Pittsburgh.
Stu holds a BS in Business Administration with a major in accounting from LSU, graduated from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University and ABA, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.