President & CEO
Joe Preston began in the Executive Search business in 1985. He worked for two small recruiting firms that covered the Financial Services industry. The beginning of his recruiting career was covering Banking with Branch Managers and Commercial Loan officers. Preston & Company was formed in 1992 and the focus then changed to Private Investment Banking with its significant growth in the 90s. This led to the Investment business and focusing on Portfolio Managers, Analysts and Distribution in the late 90s and early 2000s. Retirement and Insurance coverage came into focus as well during this time frame and still is today.
Joe served in the US Navy first as a mechanic on A-6 Intruders on the USS Nimitz and then flying as a flight engineer in a P-3 Orion. He then graduated from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and worked in Corporate aviation for a few years. Joe received his Private Pilot certificate in 1995 and Commercial Pilot Certificate in February of 2020. He is also a certified Aviation Technician. Aviation is and always has been a passion. Antique aircraft restoration is a big focus with a number of projects completed and one underway. Joe is also the chapter coordinator for the Ray Aviation scholarship program from the Experimental Aircraft Association. This scholarship program provides funding for young people between 16 and 18 to acquire their Private Pilot certificate.