David Townsend

"It’s good to have goals, but you’re nowhere without an implementable plan to help reach them."
David Townsend, CFP® Partner, IPWS

David is a financial advisor who specializes in retirement planning and has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry.

As a Certified Financial Planner practitioner, David has been dedicated to helping his clients work toward their financial goals and adheres to the CFP Board’s code of ethics for integrity, objectivity, competence, fairness, confidentiality, professionalism and diligence. In addition, he holds Series 6, 7, and 66 securities licenses, and is licensed in life and health insurance and variable annuity.

Before joining Raymond James in August 2015, David was a financial consultant at AXA Advisors and John Hancock. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Florida, graduating with honors. Originally from Homestead, Florida, David lives in Tampa with his wife, Keli, and daughter, Marley.


Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner,  CFP Logo Flame Design and  CFP Logo Plaque Design in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.