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David Gunn

David Gunn

Country Leader, Canada

David Gunn is the country leader for Edward Jones Canada, the subsidiary of the U.S.-based Fortune 500 financial services firm Edward Jones. As country leader, David is responsible for more than 2,300 advisors, branch office administrators and home-office associates who partner with individual investors to develop and follow strategies tailored to their specific needs and goals.

He also leads and drives initiatives to further the Edward Jones vision of becoming the first choice of serious, long-term individual investors as a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

David began his Edward Jones career in 2000 as an advisor in Calgary, Alberta. He quickly proved to be an outstanding advisor and qualified for several Managing Partner’s Conferences. He served as a regional leader for two years, demonstrating exceptional leadership skills by adding 13 advisors to his region within a two-year period.

In 2008, David was named an Edward Jones principal and relocated to the firm’s Mississauga Campus in Toronto. Over the next five years, he demonstrated a passion and talent for guiding and supporting advisors throughout their careers. After serving two years as a Financial Advisor Development area leader, he was asked to lead Canadian Financial Advisor Support. A year later, his responsibilities expanded to include Canadian Offices in Transition.

From 2013 to 2015, David deepened his leadership skills by working in the firm’s St. Louis headquarters as Branch and Region Development’s Area 8 leader. He returned to Canada in December 2015 to lead Financial Advisor Talent Acquisition. When he assumed the role of country leader for Canada in June 2018, David did so as an advocate of robust associate and branch development.

David, a native of St. Thomas, Ontario, graduated with honors from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, with a bachelor of commerce degree. He is also a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School’s Securities Industry Institute and earned an MBA from Northwestern University-Kellogg School of Management.

David, his wife and their four children lead active lives and love to hike the trails around southern Ontario and other parts of Canada when they travel. They also enjoy visiting their families who live in Eastern and Western Canada.

French Version below:

David Gunn est le directeur national au Canada et membre du comité de gestion d’Edward Jones. Il est au service de la société depuis près de 20 ans, au cours desquels il a notamment travaillé en tant que conseiller ainsi qu’aux sièges sociaux de la société au Canada et aux États-Unis.

M. Gunn a commencé sa carrière chez Edward Jones en août 2000 à titre de conseiller à Calgary. À ce moment-là,
Edward Jones Canada en était à sa sixième année d’exploitation et on comptait moins de 400 conseillers Edward Jones à l’échelle nationale.

M. Gunn s’est rapidement distingué dans ce poste en devenant le deuxième conseiller le plus performant en Amérique du Nord. En 2006, on lui a demandé de partager son savoir-faire en guidant et en appuyant les équipes d’autres succursales à titre de directeur régional. Pendant les deux années où il a occupé ce poste, le nombre de conseillers dans sa région est passé de 43
à 56.

En janvier 2008, M. Gunn a été nommé directeur de la société et il a été muté au campus de Mississauga en vue de soutenir les conseillers. Au cours des sept années suivantes, il a occupé plusieurs postes de direction aux sièges sociaux de Mississauga et de Saint Louis, où il a acquis une solide expérience en aidant les conseillers pratiquement à chaque étape de leur carrière. En décembre 2015, il est devenu responsable du recrutement de conseillers financiers au Canada, et, sous sa direction, le nombre de conseillers a augmenté de plus de 16 %. Il exerce ses fonctions actuelles depuis juin 2018.

M. Gunn est né à St. Thomas, en Ontario. Il est diplômé de l’Université Queen’s, à Kingston, en Ontario, où il a obtenu un baccalauréat en commerce, avec mention. Il est aussi diplômé du Securities Industry Institute de la Wharton School de l’Université de Pennsylvanie et détient une maîtrise en administration des affaires de la Kellogg School of Management de l’Université Northwestern.

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