Zar Toolan

Board Member

Zar Toolan leads Wealth Platforms, Data & Artificial Intelligence and serves on Edward Jones’ Operating Committee. Prior to joining Edward Jones in 2020, Zar spent many years as an executive with Wells Fargo Advisors, most recently as managing director and head of Advice and Research. Earlier in his career, Zar worked as a nuclear engineer and operations manager for the United States Navy. He holds an MBA in finance from the College of William & Mary and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Columbia University, where he was an All-Ivy League rower.

Zar loves seeing the country on foot and has completed more than 65 marathons and ultra-marathons in 35 different states and three continents, including qualifying for the Boston Marathon multiple times. He and his “Team Bravery” teammates have also run, biked, and kayaked across multiple states to raise funds and awareness for FCF in honor of his niece, Avery, who lives with FA, and thousands more like her.

Zar and his wife, Liz, and their two children, Maeve and Finn, live in St. Louis, Missouri, where he serves on the board of several nonprofits, including the St. Louis Science Center, Seed St. Louis, University of Missouri–St. Louis’ DEI Accelerator, and the Greater St. Louis Marathon.