I'm so glad I decided to work for Edward Jones. 2020 marks my 30th year in finance and investments; my first 21 were with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as a trading specialist where I managed risks and provided markets for institutional investors.
In 2012, I brought my experience to Edward Jones. I remember my first open house where I introduced my new office to Darien, the community I serve. As I moved about the office introducing myself to clients and people I hoped would become clients, my mom watched in amazement. When the ribbon cutting and celebration were over, she said, "After witnessing you tonight and knowing the passion you have for helping others, I think you have found your calling." She remembered me as a quiet kid who was a good listener and good with numbers. Seeing me communicate with my guests fueled her observation, but her comment will always stick with me and give me confidence as I build my business at Edward Jones.
Evie Fagan, my branch office administrator, is always happy to greet everyone who enters or calls my office. She and I enjoy getting to know our clients, and I focus on determining what's important to them. Thus, a lifetime partnership with each client begins. If over the years, life throws us a curve ball, we are prepared. Edward Jones has been helping people since 1922 and they have an established process to build personalized strategies and prepare for the unexpected. I delight in helping our clients set financial goals and gain a sense of control over their future, and I am excited to continue helping others for many years to come.
In our community, I am a proud member of the Darien LIONS club, where our motto is "We Serve". I also serve on the board of directors of the Darien Chamber of Commerce.
My wife, Jill, and I have raised three great kids: Conor, Robert and Megan. I look forward to telling each of them that they have found their calling. I know I have found mine.
My Personal Interests
- Spending Time with Family
Phone NumberJames Burke at (630) 968-2041
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