Rhonda Sherwood brings over 30 years of wealth advisory expertise and passion to Raymond James. Rhonda’s career began in 1989 at a bank-owned firm. Throughout her career, she advanced into many different roles, including: personal banking officer, financial planner and investment manager. Prior to joining Raymond James in 2016, Rhonda spent 15 years as a trusted and successful wealth advisor at the full-service brokerage arm of her previous firm.
Rhonda graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Liberal Arts diploma, and has additionally earned her Certified Financial Planner®, Financial Management Advisor, and the Responsible Investment Advisor Certification (RIAC). RIAC certification provides foundational and in-depth training on the identification and implementation of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors when making investment decisions. Rhonda is also securities and insurance licensed.
Rhonda is a passionate advocate within her industry. She has previously volunteered her expertise on a panel for a self-regulating body that oversees and sets financial planning standards and practices. She also puts a high value on education and has acted in an advisory capacity with a local college’s personal finance program and with an industry led publication. Rhonda currently mentors young adults and women through different associations.
Rhonda believes in the importance of giving back to her community. She is a trustee for the Vancouver Public Library Board and director/treasurer for the BC Library Trustees Association. Rhonda had previously volunteered on the City of Vancouver’s Women’s Advisory Committee, a civic agency appointed by Vancouver City Council to advise council and staff on enhancing access and inclusion for women and girls to fully participate in city services and civic life.
Rhonda cares deeply about the rights and well-being of animals, practicing veganism (previously vegetarianism), over the past three decades and devoting her time and resources to many animal advocacy projects.