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Tom Curran

Branch Development


    At a Glance

    • Joined Edward Jones in 1992
    • Enterprise Leadership Team
    • Named an Edward Jones principal in 2006

    Tom Curran leads the Edward Jones Branch Development division, which shapes nearly every aspect of the financial advisor and branch office administrator roles. The division encompasses Financial Advisor Talent Acquisition, Branch Training, Branch and Region Development, Branch Insight and Learning Strategies, BOA Talent Acquisition and Development, and Branch Administration.

    As a firm leader, Tom serves on the Enterprise Leadership Team, which is responsible for providing advice and counsel to the managing partner in helping the firm to grow its impact and create value for clients, colleagues and communities today and in the future. He also serves on several Branch Development committees.

    Tom joined Edward Jones in 1992 as a financial advisor in Brighton, Mich. A year later, he relocated to Geneseo, Ill., where he remained for 12 years. From June 2001 to December 2005, Tom served as a regional leader, with responsibility for 80 branch teams in northwest Illinois. He helped grow the firm by hosting an asset-sharing program.

    In 2001, Tom participated in the Global Edward Jones Organization class, researching opportunities in additional foreign markets for the firm.

    He was named a principal in 2006 and relocated to St. Louis to join Financial Advisor Development as the area leader responsible for financial advisors in the Northeastern United States. In 2009, Tom accepted the Banking Services global leader position, and the following year he was asked to lead the Service division. Tom was responsible for Financial Advisor Talent Acquisition from 2016 until August 2018, when he assumed his current responsibilities.

    Tom is the executive sponsor of the Black-African American Business Resource Group and serves on the board of the Parents as Teachers National Center.

    He earned a bachelor’s degree from Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., and a master’s degree from the University of Iowa. Tom also attended the Securities Industry Institute at the Wharton School of Business in Pennsylvania.

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