Taking Control as a Financial Advisor: Floyd Gantt

Considering a Financial Advisor career with Edward Jones? Hear from some of our current Financial Advisors about the position and the career path they took to build a successful practice.

Floyd Gantt worked as a financial manager in the aerospace and building industries before switching to Edward Jones. He felt that his previous company lacked compassion, and he never felt looked after. Edward Jones was an attractive career destination for Floyd because of the firm’s in-depth training and ongoing support for Financial Advisors and their practices.

When did you decide it was time for a change?

“I never felt like I was making a difference in my previous career. Every day that I woke up, I did not feel happy. At that time, I believed that I needed to go find something different.”

What were you looking for in your next career?

“I wanted the ability to grow my own practice and have freedom. In corporate, you’re only as good as the boss you work for.”

What stands out the most to you about being a Financial Advisor?

“Since I am in the community, I grow strong relationships with people. I see growth and help someone buy a new car, get through school or retire. At Edward Jones, we are not in a building with 50 other Financial Advisors.”

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