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The PagnatoKarp Team.

Alaina Lester

Alaina Lester

Operations and Compliance Analyst


Alaina Lester serves as the Operations and Compliance Analyst for PagnatoKarp. Alaina helps ensure billing accuracy and proper trade reconciliations, and assists with the smooth implementation of operations management technology and the firm’s commitment to True Fiduciary® standards.

Before joining the team at PagnatoKarp, Alaina worked as an accountant at GAP Solutions and a wealth management intern at HighTower and Merrill Lynch. She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), and served on the Metro Area Fraud Task Force for the US Secret Service.

In the community, Alaina supports various organizations including Britepaths, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and San Miguel School.

Alaina received her B.B.A. in Finance, with a minor in Accounting from Auburn University. She resides in Arlington, VA.