Business Development Team

Business Development Team

headshot11.jpg#asset:349:urlBlake McCrary, Regional Director of Recruiting / Branch Office Development

Blake started his career 23 years ago as a financial advisor and has been a recruiter for the past 17 years, specializing in advising OSJs on how to grow their organizations. His focus will be on branch offices east of the Mississippi River. Blake currently lives in Atlanta and will be returning to Birmingham in the future.

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Debra Grier, Regional Director of Recruiting / Branch Office Development

Deb brings over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry having started her career as a broker with Paine Webber before moving into the IBD space as a recruiter 23 years ago. Working out of Omaha, she handles recruiting for West of the Mississippi, IL, and WI. She works with advisors looking for a change, as well as existing advisors looking to grow their branch, find a successor, and buy or sell a practice. 

headshot10.jpg#asset:339:urlSmith Williams

Smith joined ProEquities in 2011 and moved into her current recruiting role in 2016. Prior to that, Smith worked in the firm’s compliance department in a variety of roles, including surveillance and dispute resolution. Smith is a graduate of Auburn University, where she received a finance degree. She also holds Series 7, 24, and 66 licenses. Away from the office, Smith enjoys teaching classes at The Bar Method, exploring her adopted city of Birmingham, and spending time with family and friends.

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