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David Gunn

Principal, President, Edward Jones Canada

At a Glance

  • Joined Edward Jones in 2000
  • Enterprise Leadership Team Member
  • Named an Edward Jones principal in 2008

David Gunn is the president of Edward Jones Canada. As country leader, David is responsible for the more than 2,300 advisors, branch office administrators and home office associates who partner with individual investors to improve the financial well-being of Canadian individuals, families and communities. He is driven by Edward Jones' purpose – to partner for positive impact to improve the lives of our clients and colleagues, and together, better our communities and society.

David serves on the Enterprise Leadership Team, which is responsible for providing advice and counsel to the managing partner in helping the firm grow its impact and create value for clients, colleagues and communities today and in the future.

David began his Edward Jones career in 2000 as a financial advisor in Calgary, Alberta, where he quickly proved to be one of the firm's top financial advisors. In 2008, David was named an Edward Jones principal and relocated to the firm's Mississauga Campus in Toronto.

From 2013 to 2015, David deepened his leadership skills by working in the firm's St. Louis headquarters as a Branch and Region Development leader. He returned to Canada in December 2015 to lead Financial Advisor Talent Acquisition.

When he assumed the role of President, Edward Jones Canada, in June 2018, David did so as an advocate of robust talent development and a strong proponent of client centricity. David strives to connect the work of each associate at Edward Jones back to the client experience, putting the client at the center of everything Edward Jones Canada does.

A native of St. Thomas, Ontario, David graduated with honors from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He is also a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School's Securities Industry Institute and earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

David enjoys spending time with his children, hiking the trails of southern Ontario and travelling.

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