Edward Jones invests in the future on Main Street

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Edward Jones blog 2 While Main Street exudes the charm of a quaint downtown, a Fortune 500 company with a global bandwidth resides in the Davis office building. Verrado resident Wayne Polk opened an Edward Jones branch office in 2006, aligning himself with a legacy that dates back to 1922.

In the U.S. alone, Edward Jones serves nearly seven million clients through 11,000 offices conveniently located in the communities they serve. Larger than any other full service brokerage firm in the country, individualized service and personal relationships remains at the core of their business. “As an Edward Jones financial advisor, I believe it’s supremely important to invest my time to understand what you’re working toward before you invest your money,” Wayne Polk said.

‘To serve and protect’ has always been Polk’s life’s work, having retired as a Lieutenant from the Phoenix Police Department in 2004. Throughout three decades in law enforcement, he served in many capacities, from detective to professional standards (internal affairs) and special projects.

A graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, Polk also holds a Masters degree from Northern Arizona University. He maintains the professional designation of accredited asset management specialist (AAMS), series 7 and 63 licenses, along with insurance licenses for health, life, variable annuity and variable life.

Edward Jones blog 1 Wayne and his wife, Robin, first moved into their Verrado home in 2007. “Robin and I fell in love with the ‘old town’ feel of Verrado’s front porches and parks. We knew it would be the ideal place to build my thriving financial services career, with the wonderful sense of community and the constant activities that make this such a special place to live,” Polk admits.

Since their move to Verrado, they have sunk deep roots. Robin is active with Verrado Leadership, while Wayne is on the Education Foundation board for the Buckeye Elementary School District, a volunteer class coordinator for Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, and on the Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce.

“When we’re not in the office, you’ll find us surrounded by our three children and four grandchildren. Our golden retrievers, Dakota and Daisy, are also our pride and joy,” Polk added.

Michelle Woodruff, branch office administrator, plays a big role on the Main Street Edward Jones team, insuring outstanding customer service for clients ranging from young professionals to retirees. She’s an avid Gospel singer, author and speaker outside work.

“I joined Edward Jones because of its exemplary training and culture,” Polk said. “The impetus for everything we do is focused around the client and always doing what’s in their best interest. Once we are engaged, our mission is to stay in touch throughout the year, frequently or on an annual basis.”

Wayne Polk, AAMS
Edward Jones
4252 N. Verrado Way, Suite B-202
Buckeye, AZ 85396