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David Gunn

President, Edward Jones Canada

At a Glance

  • Joined Edward Jones in 2000
  • President, Edward Jones Canada
  • Named an Edward Jones principal in 2008

David Gunn is the President of Edward Jones Canada, the subsidiary of the U.S.-based Fortune 500 financial services firm Edward Jones. As President, David is responsible for more than 2,300 financial advisors, branch office administrators and home-office associates who partner with individual investors to create financial strategies tailored to helping clients reach their specific needs and goals.

David began his Edward Jones career in 2000 as an advisor in Calgary, Alberta. He quickly proved to be an outstanding advisor and qualified for several Managing Partner’s Conferences, the annual event that recognizes the firm’s top advisors.

In 2008, David was named an Edward Jones principal and relocated to the firm’s headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario. Over the next five years, he demonstrated a passion and talent for guiding and supporting advisors throughout their careers. After serving two years as a Financial Advisor Development area leader, he was asked to lead Canadian Financial Advisor Support. A year later, his responsibilities expanded to include Canadian Offices in Transition.

From 2013 to 2015, David deepened his leadership skills by working in the firm’s St. Louis headquarters as Branch and Region Development’s Area 8 leader. He returned to Canada in December 2015 to lead Financial Advisor Talent Acquisition.

David was named President of Edward Jones Canada in 2018, with a strong mandate and vision to become the first choice of the serious, long-term investor. David, a native of St. Thomas, Ontario, graduated with honours 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 Northwestern University-Kellogg School of Management.

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

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