Summary

Former Director of Finance for easyhome, Ltd., Dwight Lester is an expert in strategic planning, cash flow optimization, and cost controls. Dwight Lester joined easyhome, which leases electronics, appliances, and furniture, in 2007 to assist the company in the development of better financial planning practices. Dwight Lester continued to give consulting and financial advice for easyhome until January 2010. During Dwight Lester’s tenure at easyhome, he provided leadership for many major projects within the company. Upgrading all point-of-sale systems in the company, Dwight Lester also campaigned for a restructuring of financial systems and policies that would support easyhome’s growth objectives. Prior to his employment at easyhome, Dwight Lester held various positions in the finance industry. Gateway Casinos Corp previously employed Dwight Lester as its Director of Finance. Recruited by the company to oversee the reporting and treasury functions for two casinos in Edmonton, Dwight Lester’s responsibilities included planning a $50 million annual budget, managing the development of internal systems, and providing the finance team with leadership and guidance on how to minimize risk with new business opportunities. Additionally, Dwight Lester provides financial planning services for his wife Kim’s to-go restaurant and regularly participates in his son’s activities, which include lacrosse, hockey, and swimming. Dwight Lester’s personal hobbies are golfing, collecting watches, and learning about fine wines. He also enjoys reading about economics; one of Dwight Lester’s favourite books is Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything.

Work History

Work History
2007 - Present

Director of Finance

Easyhome Ltd.
2004 - 2007

Director of Finance

Gateway Casinos

Education

Education
2002 - 2003

B.BA.

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology