Essential Edge Appoints Alex David to Advisory Board

Compliance Outsourcing Services adds Raymond James Executive to Team Enhancing Skills and Perspectives


Santa Fe, New Mexico-based Essential Edge Compliance Outsourcing Services, a provider of third-party compliance services for broker-dealers and RIAs, has added wealth management industry executive Alex David to its Advisory Board. David, a Division Director at Raymond James Financial Services, brings over 30 years of financial services experience to the Essential Edge Board and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Financial Services Institute in Washington, D.C., and is Chair Emeritus of the African American Association of Financial Advisors (QUAD A).

Alex David | Raymond James

Before joining Raymond James in early 2024, David was President and CEO of Stifel Independent Advisors. He previously spent approximately 13 years as head of Branch Development and Marketing at Wells Fargo Advisors. David has also held leadership positions at Lord Abbett, Federated Investors, OppenheimerFunds and The Bank of New York. David holds dual doctorates in economics and marketing from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University.

“I’m honored to join the Essential Edge Advisory Board,” said David. “The firm’s mandate – to provide top-tier, outsourced regulatory and compliance support to wealth management enterprises – is more important than ever in our evolving and highly regulated industry. Helping Essential Edge to develop its strategic plans and support its broader growth vision is an exciting opportunity. I’m looking forward to collaborating with other members of the Advisory Board, many of whom I already know and respect enormously.”

In addition to David, the Essential Edge Advisory Board includes Larry Roth of RLR Strategic Partners, Joseph Kuo of Haven Tower Group, Jeff Nash of Bridgemark Strategies, Sid Yenemandra of Surge Ventures and  of Miriam Lefkowitz, LLC and Coda  Advisory Group LLC.

Sander Ressler | Essential Edge Compliance Outsourcing Services

Sander Ressler, Co-Owner and Managing Director of Essential Edge said, “Alex’s experience, accumulated over the course of his successful career, combined with his expertise in business development, compliance, investment product strategy and marketing, bring even further depth to our Board of industry leaders.”