I attended the University of Illinois and graduated magna cum laude in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in finance.
Prior to joining Edward Jones, I spent 11 years performing financial and logistical support work for a nonprofit organization in central Europe, living in both Budapest, Hungary, and Prague, Czech Republic. I came to Edward Jones in August 2016 because I wanted to help individual investors work toward achieving their financial goals.
My interest in investing started in sixth grade math (in 1991) when we played the "Stock Market Game," investing imaginary funds in stocks we picked from the newspaper. I received my first share of stock that year for Christmas. Investing has been a passion of mine ever since.
I am an active member of the community, serving as an ambassador and director for the Gladstone Area Chamber of Commerce in Missouri. However, my most gratifying (and sometimes challenging) role is that of father. My wife, Andrea, and I have two children, Bethany and Ethan, who enjoy keeping me on my toes.
Edward Jones is a full-service investment firm founded in 1922 in St Louis, MO. Edward Jones manages more than $1.3 trillion in client assets, serving nearly 7 million investors from more offices than any other investment firm in America. We attribute a great deal of our success to our principles and personal, long-term approach to investing.