The head of Edward Jones shares the company’s plan for reopening offices during the pandemic and what it takes to land a job at the financial-services firm managing $1.3 trillion in assets
- Penny Pennington is the managing partner and a 20-year veteran at the financial-services firm Edward Jones.
- In an interview with Business Insider, Pennington shared the company’s plans for reopening branches during the coronavirus pandemic and how the sudden shift to remote work spurred innovation within the organization.
- Pennington said she looks for job candidates who are self-starters and work well with others.
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Penny Pennington joined the financial-services firm Edward Jones in 2000.
Before that, she worked in corporate and investment banking, which she didn’t find entirely fulfilling. Pennington was browsing job listings in the middle of the night when she found an opening for an Edward Jones branch manager in Livonia, Michigan. It seemed like the kind of place where she could both be herself and make a positive impact on the world.
Pennington took on increasing amounts of responsibility, eventually overseeing branch and regional development and the client strategies group. Today, Pennington is managing partner (ie, the highest-ranking employee) at …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]