Tom Curran co-leads the Edward Jones Branch Development division, which shapes nearly every aspect of the financial advisor and branch office administrator roles. The division encompasses Financial Advisor Talent Acquisition, Branch Training, Branch and Region Development, Branch Insight and Learning Strategies, BOA Talent Acquisition and Development, and Branch Administration.
He is a member of the Management and Executive Committees, which provide critical thought and lead and drive initiatives that enable Edward Jones to progress toward its vision of becoming the first choice of serious, long-term individual investors. He also serves on several Branch Development committees.
Tom joined Edward Jones in 1992 as a financial advisor in Brighton, Mich. A year later, he relocated to Geneseo, Ill., where he remained for 12 years. From June 2001 to December 2005, Tom served as a regional leader, with responsibility for 80 branch teams in northwest Illinois. He also helped grow the firm by hosting an asset-sharing program.
In 2001, Tom participated in the Global Edward Jones Organization class, researching opportunities in additional foreign markets for the firm.
He was named a principal in 2006 and relocated to the firm’s St. Louis headquarters to join Financial Advisor Development as the area leader responsible for the North-eastern United States. In 2009, Tom accepted the Banking Services global leader position, and the following year he was asked to lead the Service division. Tom was responsible for Financial Advisor Talent Acquisition from 2016 until August 2018, when he assumed his current responsibilities.
He is the executive sponsor of the Black-African American Business Resource Group and serves on the board of the Parents as Teachers National Center. Tom earned a bachelor’s degree from Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., and a master’s degree from the University of Iowa. He also attended the Securities Industry Institute at the Wharton School of Business in Pennsylvania.