Edward C. Sudzina

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Edward C. Sudzina, WMS
Market Executive, The Metro Detroit Market

The Metro Detroit Market is led by manager Edward Sudzina, who is committed to providing the right opportunities to help advisors succeed and grow. He works diligently to cultivate a client-first culture that values professionalism, integrity, freedom – and fun.

Edward C. Sudzina is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army. Ed began his career in the financial services industry in 1997 as a financial advisor with Prudential Securities in Birmingham, Michigan. After a successful start to his advisory career, Ed was selected to attend Prudential’s Branch Manager Leadership Program in New York City. In 2001, Ed was introduced to Raymond James and shortly thereafter chose to return to Michigan to assume leadership of Raymond James Auburn Hills.

Ed was promoted to complex manager in 2005, where he steadily grew his complex’s footprint for over a decade. He was named Raymond James Manager of the Year in 2015* and 2019* and was recognized as one of OnWallStreet Magazine’s Top 10 Branch Managers in 2016**. 

In 2019, Ed was elevated to the roll of metro Detroit-market executive, working with all of the talented Raymond James managers, staff and advisors throughout metropolitan Detroit to create a financial services organization rivaled by none.

Ed holds the Wealth Management Specialist designation, is a graduate of the Securities Industry Institute at the Wharton School in Philadelphia, and earned his MBA from the Broad School of Management at Michigan State University. 

*The annual Complex and Branch Manager of the Year awards are given to just three of the more than 200 complex and branch managers in the Raymond James & Associates system, based on nominations from the field and endorsements from the nominees’ divisional and regional directors. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. No fee is paid in exchange for this award/rating.

**Each year, On Wall Street honors the top 10 branch managers in the industry. Several hundred candidates were considered, 100 nominees were selected and then the list was narrowed down to the top 10 chosen by a panel of independent judges based on a quantitative and qualitative review of data from two surveys, one filled out by persons making the nomination and the second by the nominee. Nominees must be employees at a major, leading brokerage firm and are evaluated on leadership, dedication to superior client service and their ability to recruit, develop and retain talented advisors. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its financial advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. On Wall Street is not affiliated with Raymond James.