New Edward Jones Office Opens09/21/2023 11:52AM ● By Chris Barber
Joe Oliver and his friends cut the ribbon on his new Edward Jones office in Oxford on Sept. 1.
It’s not as if he’s new to the community or opening up an office for the first time. Oliver grew up in Oxford and returned to work here as a financial advisor for Edward Jones, a nationwide financial management firm.
The occasion for the ribbon-cutting, however, is that the new building he moved into last year at 2250 East Baltimore Pike has finally had all its necessary renovations completed.
Oliver said he moved from the center of the borough to the newly leased building more than a year ago, but due to labor and material shortages resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the makeover took longer than expected.
Oliver and his branch office administrator Tamara Tilton are the sole operators of the Oxford office, and they are the public outreach professionals for the Fortune 500 firm Edward Jones which develops investment policies, product reviews and research analysis.
Oliver is married and the father of two. He graduated from Oxford Area High School and then Geneva College in 2002. He has earned master’s degrees in education and business administration.
His work includes advising and managing money for clients with substantial estates. He also holds hour-long weekly public sessions that deal with various aspects of money management. He also is called upon to give advisory sessions to classes at Oxford Area High School.
As time has gone by, he has seen the borough grow, become larger, modernize and increase in wealth, and that has driven the growth of his business.
Oliver loves Oxford. He said he is the kind of person who knows folks in town, and they know him. He also said he aims to serve his clientele with the attitude that they are being treated with respect.
“When I stop at the coffee shop, they know to prepare my medium black,” he said.
So close are his ties to the borough he said he tells his friends, “Either I’m going to your funeral or you’re coming to mine.”
Oliver can be reached at 484-702-9311.