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Brian Stern

Brian Stern

Partner, Wealth Management Advisor

Brian Stern is co-founder and President of Farpointe. 

Brian most recently served as general counsel and corporate secretary for Cetera Financial Group. Prior to joining Cetera, he served as general counsel and corporate secretary for HD Vest Financial Services, and served seven years as senior company counsel to Wells Fargo’s Wealth Management Group. He also previously served as associate general counsel for corporate and compliance functions at American General Financial Group, Senior Counsel in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and as counsel to former SEC Commissioner Cynthia Glassman.  After law school, Brian clerked for the Honorable John M. Walker, Jr., on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and began his career as an associate at the law firm Debevoise & Plimpton.

After earning his bachelor’s degree in accounting with distinction from Pennsylvania State University, Brian received his J.D., cum laude, from New York University School of Law. Brian is a member of the Texas, New York and District of Columbia Bars, and holds Series 7, 24 and 66 securities registrations.

Brian lives in Southlake, Texas, with his wife, Ashley, and their two children.