Stuart D. Bridges serves as the Director of Investment Services for Progress Financial Services. Previously, Bridges served as the Director of National Sales and Managing Director for Sterne, Agee & Leach in Birmingham, AL overseeing all sales functions including Private Client Group, Sterne Agee Financial Services, Sterne Agee Investment Services, Financial Advisor training, recruitment, product development, syndications and strategic partner relations. He also served as the National Sales Manager for AmSouth Investment Services for 10 years.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of South Alabama and a Masters of Business Administration with an emphasis in finance from Auburn University at Montgomery. Bridges holds FINRA Series 3, 7, 24, 50, 53, 63, 65 and NYSE Series 9 and 10 securities registrations and Alabama insurance license.
Bridges served over 24 years in the U.S. Army Reserve as both an enlisted soldier and officer retiring at the rank of Major. He deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004 where he earned the Bronze Star.