Managing Director - Investment Officer
Born and Raised in Greenville, N.C. Mr. Jones attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a scholarship. Upon graduation: he began his financial services career with J.C. Bradford & company, where he was named to the advisory council. In January 2007 joined Wells Fargo Advisors.
In 2010, Mr. Jones was named a Premier Advisor. A distinction held by a select group of Financial Advisors within Wells Fargo Advisors as measured by completion of education components, business production and professionalism. Additional criteria, include length of service, may also be used to determine recipients. As Managing Director-Investment Officer, he is a key and energetic executive in the Jones Financial Group.
Mr. Jones entered the brokerage business to specialize in working with affluent families, corporate executives and retirees. He thrives on understanding and meeting the special needs of these select individuals. Mr. Jones also works, as does the rest of his team, with successful businesses in preparing and evaluating qualified retirement plans.
Mr. Jones also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Vidant Health Foundation.
Mr. Brewer Graduated in 2016 from East Carolina University with a Bachelor degree in Finance with a concentration in Risk Management and Insurance.
Mr. Brewer began his career with the Jones Financial Group in 2014, at the time still a full time student, he worked part time between classes and often before or after business hours. Mr. Brewer works directly with Mitch Jones in workshopping and implementing bespoke financial strategies. He also plays a key role in manager due diligence and selection, scenario analysis, portfolio analysis and institutional consulting.
In his free time Mr. Brewer enjoys running, snowboarding, spending time with his dog and is an avid collector. Mr. Brewer currently holds his Series 7 and Series 66 registrations along with his Life and Health insurance licenses.
Senior Registered Client Associate
Mrs. Pritchard graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
She began her investments career in 1986 with Interstate Securities. Through a series of mergers and acquisitions, that company is known today as Wells Fargo Advisors. She is now the Senior Registered Client Associate for the Jones Financial Group.
Mrs. Pritchard prides herself in treating each client as her best friend. Because of the complexity of many financial situations, she often works with an attorney, accountant or other industry professionals in designing and implementing ways for a client to achieve specific financial goals. Because of her business background Mrs. Pritchard is prepared to handle administrative duties for clients, including executing orders as needed.
Mrs. Pritchard holds her Series 7, Series 65, Series 63 registrations as well as Life and Health insurance licenses.
Mrs. Watson graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.
Immediately upon graduation, she joined Wachovia Bank, holding various positions until she joined Wachovia Securities in 2005, then Wells Fargo Advisors in 2012. Mrs. Watson has amassed nearly 2 decades of experience in the financial services industry, specifically serving 17 years with Wells Fargo & Co. and it's predecessors or affiliates in Charlottesville, Virginia and Greenville, North Carolina.
Mrs. Watson earned various titles throughout her career. Most notably she served as Banking Officer, Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager and Licensed Financial Specialist. She previously held her Series 6, 63, Life and Health Insurance Licenses. Mrs. Watson enjoys spending her time outside of the office with her family and friends. She is also largely involved in her community by volunteering with several civic and philanthropic organizations.
Rob Howard III, CRPS
Vice President - Investment Officer
Rob Howard has invested 18 years professionally to serving families and institutions in the financial industry. Mr. Howard’s career began with Wachovia in 2002 and since that time Rob’s passion for serving the financial needs of his clients has only strengthened. Rob states that “as a husband and father of 2 boys, these years of experience have further confirmed for me the importance of providing our clients with the best advice we can provide. The choices that our clients make will have a very real and lasting impact, not only on their lives, but potentially the lives of their children and grandchildren.”
Rob has developed a customized approach to advising his clients built on the experience of his employment with some of the country’s top financial institutions and working with many talented professionals. Rob says that “recognizing excellence in my colleagues and implementing these “best practices” has been a distinct advantage for me and factors largely in my approach to advising clients”. Rob’s approach to advising clients starts with understanding the totality of their situation both as it relates to their financial goals, as well as, how their tolerance for risk factors into their decision making tendencies. Rob believes that investing the time in getting to know his clients is critical to their success. “It is rare that you meet someone so devoted to serving the needs of others… all you have to do is spend some time with Rob to know the kind of character he is made of,” says Mitch Jones, Managing Director – Investment Officer of Jones Financial Group.
Rob received his Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Economics from East Carolina University. Throughout his career, Rob has earned numerous awards and acknowledgements. In addition, he has earned the Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist designation from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, which he believes to be an essential resource in help clients and businesses with their retirement planning.
Rob is originally from Tarboro, NC, and now lives in Greenville. In his free time he is very involved in numerous local charitable organizations in the Greenville, NC community. He enjoys coaching youth sports, playing golf, and spending time with his wife Kathy and their two boys. Rob and Kathy attend First Presbyterian Church and are active in their church’s mission.