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Devaron Yates CFP®

Devaron Yates CFP®

President & Chief Executive Officer

Mobile Phone: (832) 459-3162

Devaron M. Yates, a fourteen-year industry veteran, is currently the Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Wealth Development Strategies, LLC. Wealth Development Strategies was established in 1969 and is one of Houston's oldest comprehensive financial planning firms that offers personalized solutions for individuals and business professionals who wish to protect, grow and efficiently distribute their wealth. The boutique firm consists of over thirty associates who combine extensive financial experience and expertise to effect personalized client solutions.

Mr. Yates joined the firm bringing leadership experience in the Financial Services Industry from multiple backgrounds. Mr. Yates is a 2004 graduate of Old Dominion University in Norfolk Virginia with a degree in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Finance. He has led organizations for private, fraternal & publicly traded investment and insurance companies in the Greater Houston Market.  His leadership responsibilities include working with the immensely talented teams of licensed financial advisors, full time employees and interns to ensure that they are utilizing their cumulative experience and expertise to serve their clients as efficiently, and effectively as possible. 

Mr. Yates embodies the same approach of service to his local Houston community as well.  Since relocating to Houston, Texas from Virginia in 2008, Mr. Yates has been an extremely active volunteer within the greater Houston area. He currently presides as President of Project Row House, Served on Mayor Sylvester Turner Transition Committee on Comprehensive Financial Reform, and is a member of the National Sales Network. In addition, he is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), and the Society of Financial Service Professionals (SFSP).

 Mr. Yates has also served as a member of the Greater Houston Partnership serving on the Regional Economic Development Advisory Committee, as well being a member of GAMA International serving on the Leader of Today and Tomorrow Committee. He is a graduate of the Center for Houston's Future Spring 2012 Business/Leadership Forum. Mr. Yates previously was a participant for the financial ministry of Brook Hollow Baptist “The Church without Walls”. His past leadership experience includes being a member of the Business Advisory Council of Young Professionals for Career and Recovery Resources. Mr. Yates is an alumnus of the Greater Houston United Way Project Blueprint Class XXIX.  He is very passionate about giving back to the community and reaching back to the less fortunate to create opportunities where everyone can succeed.

In addition to his community service, Mr. Yates has also had many leadership opportunities in the Greater Houston area. Mr. Yates licenses include Series 7, 6, 24, 26 and Group 1 Life, Health, Variable Insurance, and Mr. Yates is a certified CFP®.

Mr. Yates loves spending time with his wife Tiffani toddler Devaron Jr, and a newborn Mila as well as two Yorkshire terrier’s Caesar & Riley. In addition, he also enjoys traveling, reading, sports.

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Registered Representative of, securities, and investment advisory services offered through Hornor, Townsend & Kent, Inc. (HTK).  Registered Investment advisor, Member FINRA/SIPC.  4203 Montrose Blvd., 5th Floor, Houston, TX 77006 (713) 561-8100.  Fee-based Planning services provided through Wealth Development Strategies Investment Advisory, Inc., A Registered Investment Advisor registered to offer Investment Advisory services solely in the state of Texas. Wealth Development Strategies LLC and its affiliates are independent of HTK.