Keith Dunn is the Managing Director of Johnson Dunn Capital Advisors, Inc., where he provides portfolio management services and consults regularly with EsqWealth and its clients. He has well over 40 years of experience in the financial industry working with individuals, families, foundations, and institutions. Having started in the financial industry in 1978, one can certainly say Mr. Dunn has “seen it all.” Over the past 40 years, he has successfully guided clients through several stock market bubbles and crashes while helping them in all aspects of their financial lives and implementing the best strategies taking into consideration the unique aspects of each client’s situation.
Mr. Dunn began his career in financial services at Merrill Lynch in 1978, where he spent 23 years and was consistently recognized as one of the top advisors. After leaving Merrill Lynch, Mr. Dunn joined Citigroup Global Markets and Morgan Stanley. Mr. Dunn then spent the next 13 years at Wells Fargo where he serviced his client base and continued to perform as a top advisor.
In 2022, Mr. Dunn decided to leave the large broker/dealer platform so that he would have the freedom to provide additional services and recommendations to his clients without the restraints related to the larger platforms. His experience helps him employ a steady and disciplined approach that focuses on each client’s long-term and short-term needs without the emotional element that negatively impacts the decision-making process.
In addition, to become registered, securities professionals must pass qualifying examinations administered by FINRA (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) to demonstrate their competence in the particular securities activities in which they will work. During his career, Mr. Dunn has passed a number of these qualifying examinations including the following:
- Series 65 – Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination
- Series 63 – Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination
- SIE – Securities Industry Essentials Examination
- Series 31 – Futures Managed Funds Examination
- Series 5 – Interest Rate Options Examination
- Series 7 – General Securities Representative Examination
- Series 24 – General Securities Principal Examination