Mississauga - March 8, 2018 – Financial services firm Edward Jones has announced that David Gunn, a general partner with the firm since 2008, will become the firm's new Canadian country leader when Tim Kirley, the current leader, retires in June.
Gunn currently leads Financial Advisor Talent Acquisition, the function that recruits and hires financial advisors in Canada. Gunn's broad experience with the firm began when he joined Edward Jones in 2000 as a financial advisor. Gunn served as a successful regional leader with responsibility for roughly 50 other Canadian branch offices, before relocating to the firm's Canadian headquarters in Mississauga in 2008. Since 2008, Gunn has held several leadership and management roles in both Canada and the U.S.
Gunn earned his undergraduate degree from Queen's University in Kingston, ON. He also is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School's Securities Industry Institute. He earned his MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.
Tim Kirley, a general partner with the firm since 1994, will retire from the firm in June 2018. Kirley became the Canadian country leader in 2015 and during the past three years reset the focus and strategy in Canada which resulted in positive growth while consistently achieving "Highest in Investor Satisfaction with Full Service Brokerage Firms" through the J.D. Power Canadian Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study1 and placing in the top 25% for employee engagement in the 2018 List of Best Employers in Canada2.
Edward Jones in Canada now employs 2,219 associates in branch offices and at the home office in Mississauga. Kirley joined Edward Jones in 1983 as a financial advisor in Michigan, a role he filled until relocating to the firm's St. Louis headquarters in 1994. He has held a number of senior leadership roles, including serving as chief strategy officer.
About Edward Jones
Edward Jones is a full-service investment dealer with one of the largest branch networks in Canada. It is a member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund, and a participating organization of the Toronto Stock Exchange. Including its affiliate, Edward Jones serves more than 7 million individual investors in Canada and the U.S. from more than 13,000 locations.3
1Edward Jones received the highest numerical score among full service brokerage firms in the proprietary J.D. Power 2013-2017 Canadian Full Service Investor Satisfaction StudiesSM 2017 study based on 4,903 total responses, includes 15 full service brokerage firms, and measures opinions of investors who use full-service investment institutions. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed May-June 2017. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.
2For the 16th consecutive year, Edward Jones placed in the top 25% for employee engagement in the 2018 List of Best Employers in Canada, published in Maclean’s magazine, November 2017.
3Edward Jones is a limited partnership in Ontario, Canada, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P., a Missouri limited partnership ("Jones US"). Jones US and its parent do not guarantee the obligations or liabilities of Edward Jones.