Alumnus Selected as Edward Jones Principal
Alumnus Burt Cestia III, an Edward Jones financial advisor in New Iberia, La., for the past 11 years, was recently named a principal with the firm’s holding company, the Jones Financial Companies, LLLP. He is one of only 37 individuals chosen from
more than 42,000 associates across the United States and Canada to join the firm’s 336 principals.
Cestia joined Edward Jones in 1999, serving as a financial advisor in Daphne, Ala., for three years before relocating to the firm’s St. Louis headquarters to work in Sales Support. In 2003, he returned his hometown of New Iberia to open the firm’s fourth
In addition to working with individual investors, Cestia has served as an Edward Jones regional leader since 2011. In this role, he is responsible for guiding and supporting roughly 50 branch teams located throughout south-central Louisiana and serving as a
liaison between them and the firm’s headquarters.
Cestia earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from Spring Hill College in 1998 and holds the Accredited Asset Management Specialist® professional designation. He serves on the board of the Spring Hill College Alumni Association.