The job of running an advisory practice takes different twists and turns over the years. For Daniel C. Jones, that task — along with many other daily routines — changed radically in May 1999, when he was involved in a horrific car accident.
Though doctors told Jones’ wife that he probably would not survive, Jones went back to work 10 months and several operations later in a wheelchair. At the time, he was working in the suburbs of Philadelphia for Janney, having spent the first seven years of his career with Paine Webber in the city.
“Tom Walrond, a branch manager for Raymond James, started calling me and telling me about the Raymond James story and culture. I liked what I heard, and with certain circumstances that had occurred, I decided to make a change to Raymond James in March of 2001,” Jones explained.
Fifteen years later, Raymond James & Associates — the firm’s employee channel — honored Jones with its Branch Manager of the Year Award. Under his leadership, the Jenkintown office boosted its revenue by more than 90% in 2016, while keeping all of its advisors and having “a spotless audit with zero compliance issues,” the firm says.
The branch manager also is “a consummate volunteer,” according to Tash Elwyn, head of RJA, “and has been recognized by numerous organizations, both local and national, for his philanthropy and good works, particularly in the area of spinal cord injury research.”
Jones says he’s been involved in public service for many years. “Giving back to the community is just as important to me as helping my clients achieve their financial goals. In both my charitable activities and my career, I’ve always been focused on helping improve the lives of others,” he explained
While he volunteered on different boards over the years, “After my accident, it was a natural for me to serve the disabled community,” Jones said. “I was asked and accepted the request to serve on Magee Rehabilitation Hospital’s Foundation Board, giving back to an organization that was integral in my rehabilitation.”