Our humble beginnings are rooted
in our passion – the customer

Our Story

Silver Oak started as a small broker-dealer supporting commission-only representatives. Over time, we grew by embracing how professionals could mix low cost advisor solutions and planning with traditional broker dealer products. We eventually discovered inflection points that could present opportunities for professionals to better serve their customers leading to the creation of investment banking and wealth management solutions. Since then we have grown to become a full-service financial institution that offers a full-suite of advisory solutions.

We have a passion for the independent professional and believe that tremendous opportunities exist to help advisors and their customers as their needs evolve over time. As we look to the future, we believe we can help financial professionals help their customers make critical financial decisions.

The Broker Dealer Re-Imagined

Every independent professional remembers the truly great firm they worked with. That friendly, professional, and forward thinking firm that cared about you and your clients and understood where you wanted your practice to go. We believe that we can be that firm for you. We are not a Broker Dealer or an RIA. We are both.

We provide an intelligent and collaborative wealth management platform designed to simplify the complexity of digitization and connection to the best in the industry. A platform with the full range of products and services to meet the needs of every investor. A transition to Silver Oak can not only be a refresh – but also a rethink!

Enough about our business, let’s talk about yours!


Silver Oak Securities, Inc. is an independent, full-service broker dealer and SEC Registered Investment Advisor focused on serving the needs of independent wealth advisors who foster strong, trusted relationships with their clients. The firm is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (www.finra.org) and the Securities Investors Protection Corporation (www.sipc.org). Founded in 1999 by Principals with deep investment management and compliance experience spanning 40 years, Silver Oak is based in the heart of the southern U.S. Our corporate headquarters is located in Jackson, TN, between Nashville and Memphis.


“BILLY HOPKINS (Chief Executive Officer, CEO)

Billy Hopkins is a native of Tennessee and graduated with a Business Degree from Lambuth University in Jackson, TN. Billy started Silver Oak Securities, Inc. and has served as its President and CEO since inception. Professional licenses held are Series 6, 7, 4, 53, and 66. “I am truly passionate about the independent financial services industry and love every aspect of working with our professionals.”

Billy and his wife Rachel, who has a master’s degree in Social Work from UTM,  have two sons, Sam and Jude, who attend Christ Presbyterian Academy.
“Trail running is my hobby. My goal is to run as many tactical races as I can.”