Rich Link is the Edward Jones chief compliance officer, responsible for the overall performance of the Compliance division. Since January 2016, he has served on the Edward Jones Management Committee.
Link began his Edward Jones career in 1989 as a service representative in Cash Receipts and worked in numerous leadership positions, which included responsibility for branch and financial advisor supervision.
He was named a principal in 2001.
In 2005, Link joined the Compliance team to supervise the alignment and execution of U.S. and Canadian compliance functions. This included overseeing the performance of home-office compliance and resolution functions and handling home-office compliance issues, including capital markets and operations, and directing and overseeing internal investigations and regulatory reporting.
Link is a member of the SIFMA Compliance and Legal Society Executive Committee, FINRA Compliance Advisory Committee and has represented Edward Jones in the past by serving as chairman of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) District 4 Committee.
A graduate of Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo., Link has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a major in marketing. He earned his MBA from Maryville University. In 2007, he completed the Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional Program offered by the FINRA Institute at Wharton.