Firm thought leaders

With nearly 100 years of experience helping people achieve their financial goals, Edward Jones knows a few things about successful investing and how world events and consumer attitudes impact our global economy. Here are a few examples of the timely topics our leaders are talking about:

Penny Pennington

Managing Partner

Thought Leader In:

  • Financial services leadership
  • Leadership lessons from COVID-19
  • Workplace of Belonging
  • Trust-leadership connection
  • Living well in retirement
  • Survive or thrive

“As businesswomen, we have a choice in how we spend our career and in fact, our lives.  We can simply survive – or we can thrive. To thrive we must embrace our passions and proclaim them boldly and bravely, never disqualify ourselves when an opportunity presents itself, and never say no to the things that terrify us.”

Penny Pennington

Managing Partner

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Ken Cella

Principal – Client Strategies Group

Thought Leader In:

  • Client Experience
  • Client Centricity
  • Goals-based advice
  • Protection
  • Journey to Significance

"Clients want – and deserve – to have it all. Savvy advisors tailor everything they do to clients’ needs for a personalized, engaging experience combining personal attention, technology, data and analytics; and a commitment to stay engaged over their clients’ lifetimes."

Ken Cella

Principal – Client Strategies Group

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David Gunn

President, Edward Jones Canada

Thought Leader In:

  • Goals-based financial advice
  • Living well in retirement
  • Empowering and educating female investors
  • Leveraging a growth mindset and continuous learning
  • High performance teams and talent development

"Canadian families deserve more – a trusted financial advisor that will support them throughout their lives with goals-based advice, quality products and an exceptional client experience."

David Gunn

President, Edward Jones Canada

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Kristin Johnson

Principal – Chief Human Resources Officer, Chief Transformation Officer

Thought Leader In:

  • Learning and talent development
  • Inclusion & diversity
  • Associate experience
  • Women and leadership

 

“To build stronger organizations and generate better business outcomes, focus on maximizing human potential and initiatives that encourage purposeful development, equal access to opportunities and a supportive and diverse workplace culture. People who are authentically themselves drive company performance.”

Kristin Johnson

Principal – Chief Human Resources Officer, Chief Transformation Officer

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Frank LaQuinta

Principal – Information Systems

Thought Leader In:

  • Technology
  • Digital client experience
  • IT Talent recruitment/ development

 

“We are a human-centered organization that is also a technology leader. Our technology tools are designed to enhance the experience we know clients want—to be informed, understood, in control, secure. We are always innovating on behalf of our clients and communities.”

Frank LaQuinta

Principal – Information Systems

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Christopher (Chris) Lewis

Principal - General Counsel

Thought Leader In:

  • Regulatory
  • Government Affairs
  • Inclusion and Diversity in the Legal Profession

 

“In addition to shaping key regulatory and government affairs issues, the Edward Jones legal team ensures that workplace culture, and the legal profession, reflect an inclusive environment and diversity of perspectives and experience. By focusing on these critical initiatives, we are creating a better experience for our clients, driving toward a more equitable future, and ensuring that Edward Jones and the financial services industry continue to be a great place to work.”

Chris Lewis

Principal - General Counsel

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