Ira J. Brower

Ira-J.-BrowerIra J. Brower – President & Chief Executive Officer Ira founded Garden State Trust Company in 2008. He has been in the financial service industry for more than 40 years primarily providing wealth management solutions for retired and soon-to-be retired individuals. In 1990, Ira was President and co-Founder of Manchester Trust Bank, Ocean County, New Jersey. Manchester Trust became the wealth management division for Sovereign Bank in 2001. Under his leadership the wealth management division of Sovereign Bank grew to $2 billion in assets under administration. Ira retired from Sovereign as Managing Director of Wealth Management in 2007. In 1981, Ira worked with the senior management of Berkeley Federal Savings, a New Jersey Savings and Loan Association, to establish a Trust Department under the newly enacted Monetary Deregulation Act. Berkeley was granted the First Trust Charter by the Federal Home Loan Bank Board for the New York, New Jersey and Puerto Rico District as a Division of a Savings and Loan Association He attended the National Trust School at Northwestern University as well as earning a Professional Financial Planning Degree from the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. Ira is past president and a Paul Harris Fellow of Central Ocean Rotary. Ira was also President of Ocean County Estate Planning Council and Ocean County Bankers Association. www.gstrustco.com

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About Ira Brower

I have been in the financial service industry for more than 40 years primarily providing wealth management solutions for retired and soon-to-be retired individuals. I am President and Founder of Garden State Trust Company. Our clients depend on us for elder care solutions, such as; trust and estate planning, investment services, and lifestyle management. We also administer to “special needs” or “supplemental needs” trusts. www.gstrustco.com

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