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We are a full-service financial firm committed to helping people pursue their financial goals. We offer a wide range of financial products and services to individuals and business owners. We believe you will be better able to identify your goals and make sound decisions to help reach them by our providing sound financial information.

Please call us if you have any questions about our firm or the range of financial products and services we provide. Our firm has a relationship with a variety of financial services companies, so if we don't have a product or service, we know a group that does.

 

 

 

 

Peter Barber

Phone: 256.319.1218
Peter.Barber@saswealth.com

Peter Barber began his career as a financial advisor in 1984. Prior to joining Progress Financial Services in 2012, he served as First Vice President/Financial Advisor with Smith Barney and its predecessors. His clients are institutions, professionals, businesses and business owners, non-profit organizations and foundations, families and individual investors. He received his education at Marion Military Institute, Washington and Lee University and The University of Alabama and served from 1964 to 1970 with the 117th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing of the Alabama Air National Guard.

He is very involved in the community having served over the years on local, state and federal boards including the Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville Hospital Foundation, Randolph School Board of Trustees, Alabama State Council on the Arts and the Regional Appeals Board of The Selective Service System. He is an active member of The Church of the Nativity (Episcopal) and has a grown son and daughter and four grandchildren.


 

 

 

Tabitha Brewer

Phone: 256.712.3520
Tabitha.Brewer@saswealth.com

Tabitha Brewer, a Hartselle, Alabama native, joined Progress Financial Services as a Client Assistant in the Florence office. Her previous experience was at Bank Independent as the Business Banking Specialist for over 6 years. She received a Bachelor Degree from the University of North Alabama in Merchandising with a minor in Marketing.

She currently resides in Tuscumbia with her husband and son.

 

 

Stuart Bridges

Phone: 256.319.3656
Stuart.Bridges@saswealth.com

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.



 

 

 

Jim Cunningham

Phone: 256.712.3517
Jim.Cunningham@saswealth.com

Jim Cunningham is a Progress Financial Services Financial Advisor, Senior Vice President, in the Florence Office. He brings over 22 years of investment management experience with the successors of A.G. Edwards (Wachovia, Wells Fargo).

He is a graduate of Central High School and The University of Alabama with a degree in Marketing. Jim, a native of Florence, and his wife, Suzanne, have two daughters, Reagan and Ruby. His hobbies are hunting and most sports.

 

 

Cheri Dudley

Phone: 256.712.3522
Cheri.Dudley@saswealth.com

Cheri Dudley, a Nebraska native, is a Progress Financial Services Registered Client Assistant in the Florence office. She brings over 12 years of investment experience with A.G. Edwards (Wachovia, Wells Fargo).

She relocated to the area with her husband. She also has one daughter and one granddaughter.

 

 

Joe Gallagher

Phone: 256.712.3518
Joseph.Gallagher@saswealth.com

Joseph Aloysius Gallagher, Jr. is a Progress Financial Services Financial Advisor, Senior Vice President in the Florence Office. For 13 years, Joe was a Financial Advisor with the successors of A.G. Edwards (Wachovia, Wells Fargo).

He holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Agronomy from the University of Maryland and worked for several years in the Golf Course management industry as a superintendent and general manager before shifting to financial services. Joe is active with the University of North Alabama Continuing Education, Dixie Youth Baseball, USSSA Youth Baseball, Alabama High School Bass Association, American Heart Association, and ALS Walk. He also enjoys fishing and spending time with his wife and two children, Jace and Rowe.

 

Kristie Gatlin

Phone: 256.319.3607
Kristie.Gatlin@saswealth.com

Kristie Gatlin, a Huntsville native, is a Progress Financial Services Client Assistant in the Huntsville Office. She brings over 15 years of investment experience with Raymond James (Morgan Keegan, AmSouth Investments).

She lives in Hazel Green with her two children.

 

 

Mary Hartley

Phone: 256.319.3619
Mary.Hartley@saswealth.com

Mary Hartley, Senior Vice President of Private Banking at the Huntsville Main Office, has over 37 years of financial industry experience in major metropolitan institutions in Houston, Texas, Los Angeles, California, Seattle, Washington and most recently, Huntsville, Alabama. She has managed areas as diverse as Branch Management, Foreign Exchange, Treasury Management, Business Development for the Escrow and Bankruptcy industries, Marketing, Commercial and Consumer Lending and Investments. Ms. Hartley holds Series 6, 7, 52, 63 and 65 securities licenses.

Her community involvement includes board member for the Red Cross and volunteer at A New Leash On Life. Her past positions include Board Vice President of Thrive Alabama (Aids Action Coalition), board member and President of the board for Girls, Inc. of Huntsville/Madison County. She has also served as team leader for United Way and a member of the Small Business Awards Selection committee.


 

Mike Jones

Phone: 205.705.1625
Mike.Jones@saswealth.com

Mike Jones, Senior Vice President, Financial Services Advisor, is a native of McCalla, Ala. He graduated from the University of Alabama's Culverhouse College of Business with a double major in Accountancy and Finance and a minor in Computer Science. Mike has 18 years of investment experience from employers such as American Express Financial Advisors, AmSouth Investment Services, Morgan Keegan and Raymond James.

He is active in the community, volunteering with Greater Gadsden Home Builders and the Lion's Club. Mike's hobbies include farm work, hunting, boating, commercial development, gardening and spending time with his wife and children.

 

 

 

Mystie McGlone

Phone: 256.547.3984
Mystie.McGlone@saswealth.com

Mystie, Progress Financial Services Registered Client Assistant, is originally from Birmingham, Ala. She has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Kaplan University. Mystie has extensive experience working as a Client Assistant with companies including Raymond James and Morgan Keegan.

In her spare time, Mystie enjoys volunteering with Little League Baseball, reading, music and spending time with her husband and children.


 

Fran Niles

Phone: 256.319.3657
Francena.Niles@saswealth.com

Fran Niles, a Pennsylvania native, joined Progress Financial Services as a Registered Client Assistant in the Huntsville office. Her previous experience was at The Citibank Private Bank and Citi Wealth Management in Washington DC for over 17 years. She has her Series 7, 63 and 65 licenses, as well as Alabama insurance license.

She received an Associate Degree in Business from Penn State University and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Maryland. Niles also received a professional banking diploma from the American Institute of Banking. She relocated to Alabama and lives in Madison with her husband and two boys.

 

 

John Pylant

Phone: 256.280.9193
John.Pylant@saswealth.com

John began his banking and financial services career 13 years ago and gained his CFP® designation in 2014, where he learned to help his clients complete a financial plan to help provide a road map for their financial future. John graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.S. in Finance with a concentration in Banking in 2002. He also successfully completed the Community Bankers Association program at Samford University.

Currently, he serves as the President of the Morgan County Alabama Alumni Association. John is also very involved with his church where he has served on several committees and currently serves as the Chairman of the Finance Committee. He has also been an active member in his local Kiwanis Club since 2005. His membership in the Birmingham Chapter of the Izaac Walton League allows him to help support outdoor recreation, including two of his main hobbies, hunting and fishing. John married his wife, Ginny Vickery Pylant, in 2003 and they have 3 daughters Mary Bibb, Virginia and Annie.


 

Mark Saunders

Phone: 256.319.3659
Mark.Saunders@saswealth.com

Mark Saunders is a Progress Financial Services Financial Advisor and Senior Vice President in the Huntsville Main Office. He brings over 22 years of investment management experience with Raymond James (Morgan Keegan, AmSouth Investments).

Saunders is a native of Huntsville and a graduate of Grissom High School and the University of Alabama with a degree in Corporate Finance and Investment Management. He is involved with the Alabama Alumni Association and the Huntsville Leadership Management Academy. He enjoys golf, tennis and college football. Mark and his wife Cheryl have 3 daughters, Cassie, Madalyn and Emma.

 

 

Allen Wall

Phone: 256.712.3519
Allen.Wall@saswealth.com

Allen Wall is a Progress Financial Services Financial Advisor, Senior Vice President, in the Florence Office. He brings over 12 years of securities experience with A.G. Edwards (Wachovia, Wells Fargo). Previously, he worked for Cargill-Nutrena Feeds for 10 years as a plant manager and 10 years as an owner of a John Deere Dealership in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

Wall graduated from Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin with a degree in Business Administration. His hobbies include sailing, woodworking and gardening. He and his wife, Cecily, have two daughters, Caitlin, a graduate student at Alabama and Evins, a freshman at UNA.

 

 

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