Eli S. Lustgarten is President of ESL Consultants, an industrial consulting firm assisting trade associations and their members, and individual companies understand the NA and global outlook for their end markets. He also provides analysis of industrial manufacturing companies and markets to the professional investment community.
Mr. Lustgarten received his BSEE from the Polytechnic Institute (NYU engineering), and an MSEE from the University of Pennsylvania. After 3 years as a design engineer/program manager on the PATRIOT missile system at Raytheon, Mr. Lustgarten entered Harvard Business School and received his MBA with High Distinction.
He began his Wall Street career over four decades ago until his retirement in 2017, leading the Industrial Manufacturing groups at Paine Webber and then Schroder (Wertheim) and Longbow Securities. He was a six-time Wall Street Journal All-Star and was member of the Institutional Investor All-America Team for over two decades. He is also a regularly invited speaker at various trade associations including the AED, AEM, AMT, HDMA, IDA, IEDA, MSCI, NTEA, and NFPA.
He has been a frequent guest on CNBC financial programs and often quoted in the financial media including the Wall Street Journal, Reuters and Bloomberg.