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The new guy in town

Todd Grace has thought about working for Edward Jones since college. The Wisconsin transplant knew it was a good company to work for, but he just couldn't commit to staying in one place for long. At least not until recently.

"I looked at it out of college but I didn't want to settle down," said Grace. "Now I'm ready."

Grace said he's now ready to commit in several areas of his life and decided Edward Jones was his career future.

"It's one of the best companies to work for and they have a strong support system," said Grace.

Grace went through the arduous training process that Edward Jones requires of its employees and then set about the task of opening an office somewhere in the south metro.

As luck would have it, another Edward Jones consultant, Jamie Koronkiewicz, wanted to settle down as well. That took her to Victoria. Koronkiewicz, who had run an Edward Jones office in Rosemount since 2005, has opened an office in Victoria.

Since Grace wanted to settle somewhere in the Apple Valley area, the Rosemount office was a perfect fit.

"Rosemount is a great town and my future is tied to the area," said Grace.

Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors throughout the United States. Rosemount has two advisors-- Grace and Stacey Bartelson.

As a financial advisor Grace is committed to helping people achieve their long-term goals. To do that Grace said he will try to get to know his clients on a personal level.

"I think it would be difficult to help someone reach their long-term goals if you didn't know them," said Grace.

Before starting with Edward Jones Grace worked for a medical device company. He attended the University of Minnesota and has a degree in communications.

Grace said he's looking forward to his career with Edward Jones and to working with people.

"To some extent I have a couple hundred bosses. We want to meet the needs of every person that walks through our door," said Grace.

Grace's office is located at 14450 S. Robert Trail. For more information on Edward Jones call 651-322-7525.

Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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