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 recruiting career at Securities America. Working out of Omaha, she works closely with branch offices located west of the Mississippi River for growth opportunities and identifying succession / acquisition prospects.





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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