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Our People

Our People

Elizabeth Anderson

Elizabeth Anderson, President, ProEquities

Elizabeth “Libet” Anderson is the President of ProEquities. She joined ProEquities in 2016 to serve as Vice President and Managing Director of Advisory and Planning.

Previously, she was a Director at Edward Jones, where she led the rollout of the firm’s first advisor-directed, fee-based program. Before that, she served as Chief Executive Officer of Sterne Agee Asset Management, leading the firm’s marketing and sales functions, while also focusing on growing its wealth management platform.

Early in her career, Libet served as an advisor with Merrill Lynch before assuming the role of Regional Vice President with both AmSouth Investment Services and Pioneer Investments. She has nearly 30 years of financial services experience.

Libet earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Middlebury College. She is a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) and holds her Series 6, 7, 26, 63 and 65 licenses. She has also been a board member for the Investments & Wealth Institute, as well as Magic Moments, a wish-granting organization focused on helping children in Alabama with chronic illnesses.

Libet and her husband Jason have three adult children, Maggie, Andrew and Matthew. She is a competitive runner and endurance athlete.

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.

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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