A noted author considered a preeminent futurist within the financial management field, Ayer is a Partner and Managing Director in Hightower, one of the largest and highly regarded Registered Investment Advisors in the country, having worked in finance for over 28 years.

His family has owned, farmed, and managed the oldest family farm in Connecticut for over 350 years – whereon, the Ayer family still lives and farms to this day. Leading the Farmer’s Cow companies and projects with a focus on farmland preservation, Ayer is developing numerous community-support and food-distribution initiatives benefitting both the company and those in need.