Kevin Bastien is the chief financial officer for Edward Jones, responsible for the Finance and Human Resources divisions, as well as Firm Planning. He is a member of the firm’s Management and Executive Committees. He also serves on its Audit Committee.
Kevin started his Edward Jones career in 1996 as a director in Finance and initially led the firm’s tax function and partnership capital areas. His responsibilities were later expanded to include overall finance support for International Operations and the Sourcing Area, which negotiates all Edward Jones financial commitments.
Kevin was named a principal with the firm in 1998 and Edward Jones chief financial officer in 2009.
In 2015, Kevin helped update the firm’s five-year strategic plan and was asked to lead Firm Planning in addition to leading the Finance division. In 2016, the Human Resources division was added to his responsibilities.
Prior to joining Edward Jones, Kevin spent nearly nine years with Price Waterhouse, where he was a senior manager in the tax area, managing the overall Edward Jones relationship, as well as those with other large corporate clients.
Kevin graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting. He serves on the board of directors of Southern Illinois University’s School of Accountancy.