I'm so glad I decided to work for Edward Jones. 2022 marks my 32nd year in finance and investments. My first 21 years were with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as a trading specialist. There I managed risks and provided markets for institutional investors.
In 2012, I brought my lifetime experience and expertise to Edward Jones. I remember my first open house, where I introduced my new office in Darien, IL, the community I serve. As I moved about the office introducing myself to the mayor of Darien, various aldermen, clients and people I hoped would become clients, my mom watched in amazement. When the ribbon cutting and celebration was over, she said, "After witnessing you tonight and knowing the passion you have for helping others, I think you have found your calling." My mom remembered me as a quiet kid, who was a good listener and good with numbers. To see me effortlessly communicate with my guests fueled her observation, but what she said will always stick with me and give me confidence as I build my business at Edward Jones.
Patty Mueller, my branch office administrator, is always happy to greet everyone who enters or calls my office. Patty and I enjoy getting to know our clients, and she and I focus on determining what's important to them. Thus, a lifetime partnership with each client begins, and if over the years life throws us a curve ball, we are prepared. Edward Jones has been helping people since 1922, celebrating 100 years of service in 2022, and we have established a process over those 100 years of service to build personalized strategies and prepare for the expected and the unexpected. I delight in helping our clients set goals and gain a sense of control over their future, and I am excited to continue helping others for many years to come. To serve the Darien community further, I am proud to be a member of the Darien Lions Club, where our motto is "We Serve!"
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.
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Phone NumberJames Burke at (630) 968-2041
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