Our People

Our People

Christopher W. Flint

Christopher W. Flint, President and Chief Executive Officer

Chris entered the financial services industry in mid-1990, and joined ProEquities in 2015 to reintroduce the financial services company to the financial community nationwide. Prior to ProEquities, he served as the President of Lincoln Financial Securities and the head of Lincoln Financial Network’s advisor recruitment and acquisition strategies. Before his tenure there, Chris was with Securities America, ultimately serving as Senior Vice President of branch office development where he led advisor recruiting and business acquisitions.

With both broad and deep experience in the independent space, Chris was challenged at ProEquities to solidify a team of firm-wide professionals who could ready the company for the post-DOL environment in advance of other peer groups.

Chris is a former resident of Birmingham having graduated from University of Alabama at Birmingham before receiving his master’s degrees in Business Administration and Information Systems from Creighton University in Omaha. He holds the CRPC designation and Series 4, 7, 24, 53, 63, and 66 licenses.

Steve Youhn

Steve Youhn, Chief Compliance Officer

Steve joined ProEquities in 2016 with more than twenty years of industry experience. Before ProEquities, he worked with The Vanguard Group where he was responsible for the broker/dealers’ compliance program. Steve also served as CCO for Lincoln Financial Network’s broker/dealer (Lincoln Financial Advisors Corporation and Lincoln Financial Securities Corporation) and M Financial Group’s broker/dealer unit, M Holdings Securities. Before transitioning to compliance, Steve served as Senior Counsel in the legal departments of the Chicago Board Options Exchange and United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

At ProEquities, Steve serves as the CCO and Chief Risk Officer and is responsible for overseeing ProEquities’ broker/dealer and RIA compliance programs.

Steve has a JD from Stetson University College of Law, a MBA from The University of Florida, a Bachelor of Science from the University of South Florida and holds Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses.

Blaine Miller

Blaine Miller, Chief Supervision Officer

Blaine has more than 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry in areas ranging from operations to compliance and supervision. He joined ProEquities in 2015 to lead the firm’s supervision team. Prior to that, he managed the branch exam and surveillance department for Sterne Agee & Leach and has held various management positions with other leading financial services firms.

Blaine leads a diverse team dedicated to ensuring financial representatives in the field are operating within firm and regulatory requirements while employing a consultative approach.

He is a graduate of the University of Alabama and received his master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He holds Series 7, 24, 53, and 66 licenses.

Darren Guerrera

Darren Guerrera, Chief Financial Officer

Darren joined ProEquities in 2015 with more than twenty years of experience in accounting and financial management in the financial services industry. He came to ProEquities from BBVA Securities where he was Division Finance Manager of the Retail Investment Sales division. Prior to that, he was Controller at Sterne Agee & Leach, and Senior Auditor with Ernst & Young.

As CFO at ProEquities, Darren is responsible for managing the company’s accounting, finance, external reporting, and commissions functions.

Darren is a native of New Orleans and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Alabama and holds Series 7, 24, 27, and 63 licenses.

Libet Anderson

Libet Anderson, Managing Director of Advisory & Planning

Elizabeth “Libet” Anderson entered the financial services industry in 1992. She joined ProEquities in 2016 to develop and promote the company’s advice and financial planning offerings through the advisory platform. Prior to ProEquities, she was Director of Guided Solutions at Edward Jones where she led development of their first advisor-directed fee-based solution. Before Edward Jones, she was the CEO of Sterne Agee Asset Management where she lead the marketing and sales functions and directed growth of their wealth management platform.

At ProEquities, Libet is charged with building a platform that will offer the ProEquities financial advisors both support and independence as they navigate the increasingly competitive market of financial advice.

Libet graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in economics, then earned her Certificate Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) designation and holds Series 6, 7, 63, and 65 licenses.

Rory Hartley

Rory Hartley, Managing Director Of Protective Securities

Rory began his investment career with The First National Bank of Mobile as a bond salesman. He then joined Regions Financial Corporation and spent 18 years serving as head of fixed income trading, underwriting, and remarketing. He later joined Sterne, Agee & Leach leading underwriting and public finance before joining the Protective family.

Rory formed Protective Securities in 2004 to support institutional and retail sales and to develop an investment banking division to support clients in our geographic footprint. He serves on ProEquities' executive management team supporting key firm initiatives.

Rory is a life-long resident of Birmingham, Alabama. He graduated from the University of South Alabama with a bachelor's degree in Business Finance and holds Series 7, 24, 50, 52, 53, and 63 licenses.

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