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Rich Link is the Edward Jones chief compliance officer, responsible for the overall performance of the Compliance division. He has served as a member of the firm’s Management Committee since 2016.
Rich began his Edward Jones career in 1989 as a service representative in Cash Receipts and has held numerous leadership positions with the firm, including responsibility for branch and financial advisor supervision.
He was named a principal in 2001.
In 2005, Rich joined the Compliance division 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.
Rich is a member of the SIFMA Compliance and Legal Society Executive Committee and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Large Firm Advisory Com-mittee. In the past, he represented Edward Jones by serving as chairman of the FINRA District 4 Committee.
Rich earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in marketing from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and an MBA from Maryville University. In 2007, he completed the Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional Program offered by the FINRA Institute at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.