Preston Farmer is an investment professional with over 15 years of experience serving as a mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance advisor to middle-market companies. Prior to joining Spotlight, Preston served as a Director on Wells Fargo Securities’ Middle Market Investment Banking team, where he led the firm’s efforts in Southern California. During this time, Preston participated in over $4.5 billion of capital raises for clients while advising on M&A transactions with cumulative value in excess of $1 billion. Preston started his career with Barrington Associates, an investment banking boutique specializing in sell-side merger and acquisition advisory services.

Preston is involved in various autism spectrum disorder organizations that focus on advancing behavioral services for children with autism. He was a starting member of the men’s Rugby Football Club in college, and today he enjoys playing beach volleyball, skiing, and traveling. Preston spent a year studying at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and graduated from Claremont McKenna College, where he earned a BA degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics and was awarded the Edward J. Sexton Fellowship.