Independent broker-dealer, Prospera Financial Services, finalist in two categories of the 2022 Industry Awards

Dallas-based boutique wealth management firm selected for Practice Management and Chief Executive Officer Honors

Dallas, June 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Prospera Financial Services, Inc. (“Prospera”), a boutique wealth management firm that supports a nationwide network of independent financial advisors, today announced that it has been named a finalist for the 2022 Industry Awards in the Practice Management and Chief Executive was selected Department Officer of the Year for broker-dealers with fewer than 1,000 advisors by, a leading digital resource for financial advisors. In its eighth year, Wealthies is the first awards program of its kind, recognizing outstanding achievements by companies, organizations and individuals who support the success of financial advisors.

This year, Prospera was announced as a finalist in the Practice Management category for its online tool, Protect Engagement. Updated weekly, this tool encourages advisors to meet their compliance needs throughout the year. Advisors receive guidance on how to improve their standing in various categories such as: B. Completing CE training, dealing with internal communications, commercial documentation and more.

“The Protect Engagement tool was the brainchild of our beloved late CCO, Abel Garciawho is deceased October 2021. That program was his legacy and to see it recognized in the industry means just a little bit more,” he said Tara WilliamsCOO.

The company was also recognized as a finalist in the CEO of the Year category. After joining forces as Co-CEOs of Prospera in early 2021, David Stringer and Tim Edwards together were named as finalists. Both have served in various senior positions within the company for decades and now share the company’s top title, each with their own departments they oversee. Tim is more focused on the growth side of the business while David is more focused on the operations and back office areas of the business. Under this structure, the pair have helped shape and grow the senior leadership team, build synergy between departments and bring a record number of consultants to the firm.

“Having Tim and David working together as co-CEOs just makes sense,” Williams said. “Both bring a variety of skills and leadership abilities, which has helped Prospera enjoy its greatest years of growth to date.”

The Industry Awards recognize companies that demonstrate excellence in supporting the success of financial advisors. To qualify, finalists were required to define their initiative goals and outcomes, and how this enhanced their advisor’s experience. The finalists were announced on June 1, 2022and the ceremony will take place on September 8, 2021 in NYC. In previous years, 2015, 2019, 2020 and 2021, Prospera received recognition for the Launch Your Way turnkey transition system, the Gold Standard Service Initiative, the Advisory Portfolio Modeling Tool, the COREngine Advisor Platform, the Fundamental Behaviors Service Program and Executive Leadership Program .

About Prospera Financial Services

Established in 1982, Prospera Financial Services is a FINRA/SIPC member and a registered investment advisory firm, offering the flexibility and resources only found at some of the country’s largest broker-dealers. headquarters in Dallas, TXProspera was named Broker-Dealer of the Year by Investment Advisor Magazine in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018 and 2019. The company supports independent financial advisers across the country. For more information on Prospera, visit

About, an Informa company, provides everything wealth professionals need to know to stay informed about the industry, build stronger relationships, improve their practice and grow their business – all from one website. Learn more about the WealthManagement Industry Awards at

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