Benjamin F. Edwards III Memorial Award: Tad Edwards

Benjamin F. Edwards III Memorial Award: Tad Edwards

CEO | Benjamin F. Edwards & Co.

Builds a great culture based on trust, integrity and respect


A 35-year veteran of the financial services industry, Benjamin F. (Tad) Edwards IV founded Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. in 2008, at the height of the financial crisis. While many viewed these events with fear, Edwards saw a competitive opportunity for a private entrepreneurial company that puts clients and their interests first and builds a great culture based on trust, integrity and respect. He named the firm for his father.

Since then, Edwards and his team have worked tirelessly to bring his vision to life. He’s come a long way. Since opening its first branch in 2009, the firm has 55 offices, in 25 states, over 200 advisors and 450 total employees. Before founding Benjamin F. Edwards & Co., Edwards worked his way up the corporate ladder at A.G. Edwards (now Wells Fargo Advisors), a firm founded by his great-great-grandfather.

Edwards is active in numerous charities including Mathews-Dickey and the Christian Business Men’s Connection. He is married with two children and enjoys reading and golf.