Patrick French began his career with Edward Jones in 2013. He was named a principal with the firm in 2016 and today is responsible for the Canadian Client Depth area, which includes Client Depth – Planning, Client Depth – Investments, Client Depth Software, and the Client Consultation team.
Before joining Edward Jones, French served as an investment advisor for BMO Nesbitt Burns for three years before moving to the firm’s head office in Toronto to support the development and growth of the firm’s fee based and managed programs. For five years, he served as vice president, managing director of the Wealth Management Consulting area, which provided tax and estate-planning support to advisors and their affluent clients. He later led the Wealth Solutions area, where he was responsible for incorporating the development and sale of all fee-based and managed programs, registered products, banking, insurance marketing and charitable programs. French earned an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario.